On December 26, 2019 at 12:18 a.m., the Monterey Park Fire Department along with units from the Alhambra and Los Angeles County fire departments responded to a reported structure fire at 123 E. Garvey Avenue.
Arriving units encountered a commercial strip mall with smoke and fire issuing from the front of the unit located at 123 E. Garvey. The fire was contained to the unit of origin within 15 minutes with minimal smoke damage to adjoining units. No civilians or firefighters were injured during the incident.
Damage is estimated at approximately $25,000. The cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical short in a neon sign.
Division Chief Matt Hallock, PIO, Monterey Park Fire Department
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