Firefighters extinguish motel blaze at PCH and Junipero

One person was assessed for smoke inhalation but nobody was seriously injured when Long Beach firefighters doused a blaze at a motel along Pacific Coast Highway Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to the All 8 Motel on the corner of Junipero Avenue and PCH at about 12:15 p.m. Firefighters who arrived on the scene said there was heavy black smoke coming from one of the rooms.

More than 16 firefighters among four fire engines extinguished the blaze in about 10 minutes and prevented the fire from spreading to the second floor, according to LBFD Capt. Jack Crabtree.

Firefighters reported heavy black smoke coming from the first-floor room at the motel Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

The LBFD said that one patient was assessed at the scene for possible smoke inhalation but did not go to the hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

The Long Beach Police Department shut down Pacific Coast Highway between Cherry and Junipero avenues to traffic while firefighters put out the blaze. Traffic was reopened to the public by about 1:45 p.m.

Authorities could not immediately provide information about what caused the fire and said the investigation was still ongoing.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.