Trash fire spreads to shop along Anaheim Street Wednesday evening

The Long Beach Fire Department put out a blaze on Anaheim Street near Walnut Avenue Wednesday night after an outside trash fire spread to a building, a fire official said.

Several LBFD units were dispatched to the 1600 block of Anaheim Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday after reports of a fire at a shop there. Once the crews arrived, the fire was extinguished “within 20 minutes” LBFD Capt. Jack Crabtree said.

Despite the number of resources that were deployed (the LBFD considered it a second-alarm fire) the blaze was put out pretty easily with no reported injuries to bystanders or fire personnel, according to Crabtree.

“We just needed a lot of personnel to make sure that the fire didn’t spread throughout the structure,” Crabtree said.

Investigators were working Thursday morning to determine the cause of the fire.

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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post.
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