On November 16, 2019 at 6:22 p.m., the Monterey Park Fire Department along with units from the Montebello Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 623 W. Pomona Blvd. Arriving units encountered a multi-unit apartment building with smoke issuing from the right side of the unit where a first level bedroom was fully involved in fire. The fire was contained to the room of origin within 15 minutes, however, the remaining rooms became inhabitable due to smoke damage.
No civilians or firefighters were injured during the incident. One pet iguana was rescued from the apartment. The on-site property manager was making arrangements for displaced residents.
Damage is estimated at approximately $50,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Division Chief Matt Hallock, PIO, Monterey Park Fire Department