Written by AARON CASTREJON
DUARTE - A man was arrested September 15 for drug-related offenses after he fled with a group of transients from a brush fire started at the San Gabriel River.
The fire ultimately burned a 50-foot by 50-foot spot in the riverbed near the 15900 block of Foothill Boulevard in the late afternoon, not long after a 12-acre brush fire ignited at nearby Santa Fe Dam that same day.
Firefighters reported about 10 transients fled the scene of the fire.
One man was detained by deputies and he denied sparking the small fire. Methamphetamine, however, was found on him during a search, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Temple Station.
Deputies arrested the publicly-unidentified man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.
Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
UPDATE, 11:06 a.m. - Firefighters knocked down the flames at 11:06 a.m. The fire was just contained to several units.
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Fire Department are determining the cause.
DUARTE - Several units at a storage facility are on fire, Los Angeles County Firefighters said.
At least two units are burning and flames are spreading to multiple units at Mt. Olive Self Storage, 1500 Crestfield Dr., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Firefighters have just made entry into the facility and are engaging the fire.