Garage catches fire across the street from Bobbie Smith Elementary School

A detached garage for a home across the street from Bobbie Smith Elementary School caught fire just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze on the 2200 block of Linden Avenue in about 10 minutes, fire department Matt Dobberpuhl said. Witnesses said the fire filled the streets and school nearby with smoke.

No one was injured or displaced because of the fire and investigators are still working to determine the cause, Dobberpuhl said.

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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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