Small Apartment Fire Displaces Residents

Photo courtesy of Jolene Irwin.Photo courtesy of Jolene Irwin.

Firefighters and police extinguished a contents fire Sunday afternoon in a vacant apartment unit in town.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which caused enough smoke and possibly fire damage to displace residents in the affected unit and one adjacent apartment unit, police said.

Police responded first to the 911 call of a structure fire in the 600 block of South Marion Place t 3:30 p.m.

Officers entered and found the residents gone. Using a garden hose, they worked on the fire until Los Angeles County Firefighters arrived to put the flames out, said Lt. Scott Strong of Glendora Police.

According to firefighter radio traffic, Red Cross workers were summoned to assist displaced residents.

Preliminary information suggests a wicker basket left near a heating unit caught fire, Strong said.

A cost estimate of the damage was not yet available.

Zak Bushey contributed to this story.

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