Structure Fire, Power Lines Explode in Long Beach

On Monday July 4, 2022 at approximately 8:42pm, Long Beach Fire and Long Beach Police responded to a garage fire in the alley rear of 2000 Block Lime Avenue.

Upon arrival, firefighters located a garage in the alley fully engulfed with fire and smoke. Down power lines on fire we’re observed exploding, LBFD firefighters had to push back until the electrical wires were stable.

LBFD gained access to the property by using their power tools and cutting the metal gate open to extinguish the fire and protect surrounding buildings from catching fire.

LBFD worked quickly to extinguish this fire and went over hotspots, LBFD arson is investigating this incident, it is unknown at this time the cause of this fire.

LBPD worked on crowd control in the area and moving everyone back due to the down active power lines.

No firefighters or civilians were hurt during this incident.