City of San Gabriel

Massive Fire Tears Through Strip Mall in San Gabriel

May 16, 2018 - 8:12 am

A fire is tearing through a strip mall in the San Gabriel Valley... sending up a huge plume of dark smoke and jamming a major street. Authorities say they don't know now how it started and no reports of injuries. 
It looks like fire crews are slowly getting the upper hand on this raging fire engulfing a strip mall on Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel. This is near the intersection with New Avenue. The clouds of smoke being thrown up by the fire are now gray and white. Earlier, thick clouds of black smoke rose high in the area.

Firefighters responded to the blaze near Valley Boulevard and Stevens Avenue shortly before 6:20 a.m.

The inferno caused the roof of the structure to collapse. Authorities deemed the blaze a second-alarm fire.