Fire Guts Family-Owned Business In Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — An early morning fire gutted a family-owned business in Boyle Heights.

The fire broke out about 5 a.m. Sunday at Lee’s Glass & Hardware store located at Cesar Chavez and Bernal Avenue.

Upon arriving on scene, firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department spent 40 minutes knocking down the blaze, according to CBS2’s Art Barron.

Barron spoke with Elizabeth Martinez, the daughter of the store owner, who said the business started a year ago to the day.

“This is pretty much everything we had so it’s really hard,” Martinez said.

Martinez told Barron that her father, who owns the business, was away on vacation is Arizona but is heading back to California.

“He’s coming back. He found out about it. They’re all trying to get ahold of us. I’m just glad no one was hurt,” she said.

Capt. Keenan Backstrom of the LAFD told Barron that at least seven engines, along with truck companies, were dispatched to the fire.

No one was injured in the fire, Backstrom said.

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