Blaze Damages 2 Boyle Heights Bungalows, No Injuries

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) – A greater-alarm fire tore through two vacant bungalows in Boyle Heights Tuesday night, but there were no reports of injuries.

Eight-two firefighters responded to the blaze, which was reported at 8:14 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire started in one bungalow and spread to a second, Stewart said.

The bulk of the fire was knocked down by about 8:40 p.m. Because of indications that homeless people typically stay in the structures, firefighters searched the two detached bungalows and a third building that was exposed to the flames, but found no occupants, Stewart said.

An arson unit was dispatched to determine the cause of the fire.

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