Written by AARON CASTREJON
EL MONTE - It took 25 firefighters under one hour to knock down a massive fire in an El Monte strip mall Saturday morning that was affected by fire previously.
The fire burned in a strip mall at 10113 E. Valley Blvd. around 1:32 a.m. July 25. Firefighters could only knock down flames from the outside due to structural integrity issues caused by the previous fire, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
While the Los Angeles County Fire Department said that the structure was affected by a fire one month prior, there were at least two major fires that burned in the last two months alone to the same location for structure fires.
A portion of the same strip mall burned July 20. No victims were found.
This same strip mall originally burned May 14. A third-alarm response was called after fire in the attic portion of the strip mall caused extensive damage throughout the structure.
The cause is under investigation.