Boyle Heights Bungalow Fires

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A greater-alarm fire tore through two vacant bungalows in Boyle Heights Tuesday, but there were no reports of injuries.

Over 80 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was reported about 8:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue, near Soto Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire started in one bungalow and spread to a second, Stewart said.

The bulk of the fire was knocked down by about 8:30 p.m. and because of indications that homeless people typically stay in the structures, firefighters searched the two bungalows and a third building that was exposed to the flames, but found no occupants, Stewart said.

An arson unit was dispatched to determine the cause of the fire, which was fully knocked down in 26 minutes, Stewart said.

CNS-03-14-2017 20:54