Car Fire Spreads to House and Garage, Displacing Family

A car fire that spread to a garage and home in Long Beach on Monday left two people and their two dogs displaced but no one was injured, authorities said.

The fire was reported to the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) at 11:10AM on the 6800 block of East 10th Street, according to spokesman Brian Fisk.

The incident began when a car inside the garage caught on fire, he said. The flames then took hold of the house and attic until firefighters conducted an extensive overhaul operation and were able to extinguish the fire about 20 minutes later.

The two residents of the home, who’s age and sex were not disclosed, were displaced along with their two dogs. No one was injured.

The LBFD notified the American Red Cross and also requested an Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) truck and engine to assist in the overhaul operation, according to Fisk.

As of Monday afternoon, units were clearing out the scene while fire investigators determined the cause of the fire.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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