Fire Engulfs Vacant Bowling Alley

BELLFLOWER (CBS) — A massive fire was sending plumes of smoke from a vacant bowling alley in Bellflower as firefighters worked to keep the flames from spreading to nearby structures.

The blaze was reported at Clark Avenue and Alondra  Boulevard at approximately 12:30 p.m., an L.A. County Fire dispatcher said.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird Reports

About 50 firefighters were seen pouring water onto the flames, which burned through the roof of the single-story building that had housed the Clark Center bowling alley, county Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi said.

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  1. chris says:

    Hi i remember many memmories bowling here at clark center b4 it was bought out & turned into a night club called *club alondra* that in turn closed in less then 2yrs
    it had a for sale sign for awhile then a coming soom sign with a pic of a corner stripmall.
    I’m sad to see the building go up in flames.
    but i have my memmories and championship trophy’s and shirt and name tag from my enployment of clark center back in the day!

    1. Joe says:

      Yeah! We went bowling there when i was a kid. 3 free games came with breakfast in the coffee shop!

      1. JOSH says:

        HEY JOE THAT WAS ALONG TIME AGO 3 GAMES AND FREE BOWLING, REMEMBER BLUE CHIP BOWLING

    2. josh says:

      hey chris this is josh i was working there for ten yers when did ui work there

  2. JC Agajanian says:

    Only old people bowl

  3. downtown vibe says:

    Insurance

  4. JOSH says:

    MY FAMILY WORKED THE RE I WORKED THERE GREW UP THERE MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE THERE, HENRY UI RUINED THE BOWLING ALLEY CLOSING IT DOWN LIKED THAT IT WAS GOOD TIMES MISS EVERONE HOPE SOMEONE SEE S THIS AND REPLYS. IT DIDNT HAVE TO END THIS WAY

  5. FFL says:

    Insurance scam -arson most likely

  6. Jeremy Jones says:

    Josh,

    I bowled there for many years. My father used to bowl Blue Chip on Saturday nights, and when I hit the age to bowl with him, I was with him almost every week. I can still see the inside of the bowling alley and remember the good times I had there. I was sad to see Clark Center close, and remember most of the people that worked there (Jim and Melody are the two I liked the most.) I remember being on lanes 13-14 and cracking my ball in half picking up a tenpin. I will miss that bowling alley, and I will miss the many memories I had there.

  7. DTurnip says:

    Crack – meth heads likely

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