On January 12, 2018 at 6:34 p.m., the Monterey Park Fire Department responded to 1113 Emerson Avenue for a reported structure fire.
Monterey Park Fire units with the assistance of Alhambra, and Los Angeles County Fire Departments responded to the incident.
Upon arrival, Monterey Park Fire units encountered a single story, single family residence with smoke coming from the roof. The residents were on the roof attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. First arriving units determined this to be a fire in the attic. An aggressive fire attack was established with four engine companies and two ladder trucks that enabled the fire to be brought under control at 6:54 p.m.
No injuries were reported to civilians or fire personnel. Five family members have been displaced by the fire and will stay with family. The estimated dollar amount of damage is to be determined. The Monterey Park Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit investigated the fire and the cause is still under investigation.
Division Chief Matt Hallock, PIO, Monterey Park Fire Department