Residents Evacuated After Apartment Fire in El Monte

Several residents were evacuated after a fire that began in a carport burned an apartment building in El Monte early Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

The fire was reported around 2:06 a.m. in the 3700 block of Gibson Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Heavy smoke was reported in the back of the two-story apartment building. It was determined the fire began inside the carport in the rear and spread to the apartment building, fire officials said.

Five vehicles, including a motorcycle, located in the carport were torched in the blaze.

The fire was put out around 2:26 a.m., fire officials said.

The residents were evacuated from the building as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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