House Explosion in Monterey Park

By City News Service

(CNS) – A fire that may have been intentionally set destroyed a house in Monterey Park Monday night, police said.

The fire was reported at 9:19 p.m. in the 100 block of West Garvey Avenue, said Lt. Jess Alvarado of the Monterey Park Police Department. No one was injured in the blaze, which did between $300,000 and $400,00 in damage, Alvarado said.

“They were able to put it out rather quickly once they got there,” Alvarado said of the Monterey Park Fire Department.

Firefighters “found some evidence at the scene indicating somebody had set the house on fire,” Alvarado said.

The fire threatened other residences before being extinguished, KCAL9 reported.

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June 28, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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