By CBSLA Staff

MONROVIA (CBSLA) – A fire damaged three homes in Monrovia early Thursday morning and forced the evacuation of a nearby apartment complex.

Aug. 19, 2021. (credit: Jarod Coleman)

The blaze broke out in the 200 block of West Walnut Avenue a little before 2:30 a.m.

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Video from the scene showed flames torching one of the homes and burning through a power line, which prompted the evacuation of the apartment complex.

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Monrovia Fire & Rescue crews responded.

“When I came out the door I saw flames on the garage next door, it was completely engulfed in flames, and I looked over at the house in the back and it was starting to catch on fire as well,” neighbor Edler Butler told CBSLA.

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Aug. 19, 2021. (CBSLA)

There were no reported injuries. The extent of the damage to the burned homes was unclear. The cause is under investigation.