Structure fire in Wrigley knocked down

Firefighters from the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in the Wrigley neighborhood a at 3:44 p.m. Tuesday, according to LBFD spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl.

The one-story, single-family home was reportedly vacant and rescuers found no one inside. According to neighbors the house had been on fire before.

Dobberpuhl was unable to report signs of squatters inside the home but he said arson inspectors are on the scene.

The fire was knocked down at 3:58, said Dobberpuhl.

Daisy Avenue was closed to traffic between 25th and Hill streets and Burnett Avenue was closed between Maine and Magnolia Avenues.

Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandon home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

A fire captain looks at the damage inside the home after Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandoned home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

A firefighter put out hot spots on the roof as Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandoned home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

A firefighter puts out hot spots inside the home as Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandoned home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

A firefighter pulls the water gutter off the home as Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandoned home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

A firefighter put out hot spots on the roof as Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandoned home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

A firefighter puts out hot spots inside the home as Long Beach firefighters knock down an abandoned home fire at Daisy Avenue and Burnett Street in Long Beach September 4, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

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Tim Grobaty is a columnist and opinions editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his newspaper career at the Press-Telegram in 1976 as a copy boy and moved on to feature writer, music critic, TV critic, copy editor and daily columnist. He’s the author of several books, including I’m Dyin’ Here, and he lives in Long Beach.
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