Blaze spread from vehicle in garage

first_img• Photo Gallery: 06/06: Fire in Whittier WEST WHITTIER – Two men were seriously injured Tuesday after a fire erupted in the garage of a home, then spread to the house, causing more than $200,000 in damage, officials said. The fire at the home in the 12000 block of Reichling Lane broke out about 11:45a.m. It appeared to have started accidentally, when a severed fuel line in a vehicle parked in the garage caught fire, officials said. “This dog is my dad’s life,” she said. Gonzalez said she heard an explosion just before the fire. She said her father and her husband had been working on the engine of a classic truck inside the garage moments before she heard an explosion. Although the fire could have been accidentally started, Larriva said that officials were continuing to investigate the cause. [email protected] (562)698-0955, Ext.3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The fire from the car then spread to a nearby sport utility vehicle in the garage and to rooms above the garage in the two-story home, said Los Angeles County fire Cpt. Ron Larriva. The victims were taken to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital with second-degree burns. They were in serious but stable condition, officials said. Firefighters carried out the family’s small white dog, named Emily. Firefighters found the dog hiding in the back of the house, uninjured. Jackie Gonzalez, who lives across the street from the home, which she said belongs to her father, took the soot- covered dog from county firefighter Scott Miller. last_img

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