3 Firefighters Injured As 4-Alarm Fire Tears Through Strip Mall in Monterey Park

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Three firefighters were injured battling a four-alarm fire that tore through 11 businesses at a strip mall in Monterey Park Wednesday morning.

A strip mall caught fire in Monterey Park Wednesday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

A strip mall caught fire in Monterey Park Wednesday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

The fire was reported in the 100 block of North Moore Avenue (map) just before 8 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Monterey Park Fire Department.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed one firefighter atop a ladder truck attempting to douse the flames from above the strip mall as other crews attacked the fire from the ground.

The fire quickly grew from a 1-alarm to a 4-alarm incident as flames continued to rage through the businesses in the strip mall, according to Capt. Matt Hallock of the Fire Department.

Three firefighters suffered heat related injuries while battling the fire, Hallock said.

All of the firefighters were sent to local hospitals for observation and were expected to be OK, according to Hallock.

It took more than 100 firefighters  to douse the flames that burned through 11 businesses inside the strip mall.

Garvey Avenue between North Chandler Avenue and North Ynez Avenue, as well as North Moore Avenue between Garvey Avenue and West Emerson Avenue were closed due to the fire, according to a news release from the Monterey Park Police Department.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, according to Hallock.

KTLA's Crystal Garcia contributed to this report. 

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