PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

7/1/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 07012014
Subject:
3 Alarm Fire at 1700 W. Anaheim in Long Beach
Contact:
Will Nash
562-570-2516
will.nash@longbeach.gov
Firefighter / PIO
Long Beach Fire Department




News Release

Today at 13:00, the Long Beach Fire Department responded to 1700 W. Anaheim for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, units found an industrial building used for the manufacturing of electric-powered merchant signs. Due to the size of the building, contents, and rapid spread of fire, a 2ndAlarm was called, followed by a 3rdAlarm, each brining more necessary resources and personnel. Building occupants evacuated the structure and reported no injuries. Because of the building contents and extent of fire, the weakened roof burned through leading to a partial collapse. This caused LBFD personnel to go “defensive” with concerns for additional structural integrity. The main body of fire was knocked down prior to 14:00. LBFD units remained on scene for next several hours attending to smoldering “hot spots” throughout the building. No other injuries were reported. The cause is currently under investigation.

No other details are available at this time.