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.
Top news of the day
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.