Dear Duarte Community,
On Monday, September 18 at approximately 11:00 p.m., LA County Fire Department, and Temple Station Sheriff’s deputies responded to 1001 Las Lomas Road, Duarte regarding a structure fire.
When first responders arrived at the location, they found a detached parking structure fire with 11 vehicles fully engulfed in flames. The smoke from the fire caused 4 people to suffer smoke inhalation. The Los Angeles County Fire extinguished the fire and treated all individuals at the scene.
During their investigation, deputies determined the fire was a result of arson. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Arson/Explosives Detail responded to the scene and took over the investigation. The estimated property loss was approximate $120,000 dollars.
Duarte residents are asked to provide any information or evidence that can assist in the investigation by calling Detective Yelick at (323) 881-7500.
taken from an advisory by the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department.