Fire chars East Long Beach home on Friday afternoon

A fire charred an East Long Beach home with a for sale sign in the front yard, Friday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 3200 block of Shadypark Drive at 5:26 p.m. and saw the single-story home with heavy smoke and fire toward the front of the house that was visible from the street, according to Capt. Jack Crabtree.

Firefighters had the blaze out by 5:33 p.m. and found no one inside. Photos from the scene show the roof and front rooms heavily damaged.

No one was injured in the fire, Crabtree said. It’s unclear if anyone was living in the home, but Crabtree said that no one was displaced.

Arson investigators are still on the scene, he said.

A fire charred a home on Shadypark Drive in East Long Beach on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Andrew Cochran.

A fire charred a home on Shadypark Drive in East Long Beach on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Andrew Cochran.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.
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