Two-alarm fire extinguished at West Long Beach dentist office

Long Beach fire crews extinguished a two-alarm fire Tuesday night that damaged a West Long Beach dentist office and stopped traffic for over two hours.

Few details were made immediately available, but Capt. Jack Crabtree, a spokesman for the Long Beach Fire Department, said fire crews responded to a call of a fire at about 8 p.m. at the 2500 block of Delta Avenue.

“Initial engine reported that there was just heavy smoke coming through the roof of a large one-story commercial building,” Crabtree said.

LBFD sectioned off incoming eastbound traffic on Willow Avenue between Easy and Delta avenues as they battled the fire.

More than 40 firefighters between nine engines helped extinguish the fire within 30 minutes, Crabtree said.

No injuries were reported and the investigation is still ongoing.

The department did not speculate how the fire started nor the extent of the damage.

Fire crews attend to the roof of the family dentistry on Willow Ave. Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

Fire crews exiting the family dentistry after extinguishing a 2nd-alarm fire Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

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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.