Boyle Heights Fires Quickly Contained

By City News Service

Firefighters extinguished a blaze inside a shed inside a city park in Boyle Heights Monday, a fire department spokesman said.

The fire inside the outbuilding at Hollenbeck Park, 2134 E. 4th St., was reported at 2:39 p.m., said fire department spokesman Erik Scott. The department dispatched 30 firefighters to the scene and they doused the flames in 17 minutes, Scott said.

No injuries were reported.

On Sunday, a non-injury fire in single unit of a two-story apartment building in Boyle Heights was knocked down in 12 minutes, authorities said.

The fire at 2549 Wabash Ave. was reported at 8:20 p.m., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

A total of 30 firefighters responded and contained the blaze to the kitchen and living room of the apartment where the fire broke out, he said.

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