Fire Damages 5 Businesses At El Monte Strip Mall

EL MONTE (CBS) —  A fire damaged five businesses at a strip mall in El Monte Monday morning.

Firefighters sent to 11725 Garvey Ave. at 11:40 a.m extinguished the flames in about a half-hour, according to Inspector Matt Levesque of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The cause of the fire, which burned through the roof of the building, was under investigation.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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