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Firefighters Hurt in Fire at Bimbo Bakeries Plant

September 20, 2019
Three firefighters were injured in a blaze at the Bimbo Bakeries facility in Montebello, CA on Thursday. Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Three firefighters were injured in a blaze at the Bimbo Bakeries facility in Montebello, CA on Thursday. Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay

A two-alarm fire broke out at the Bimbo Bakeries facility in Montebello, CA on Thursday, forcing workers to evacuate the facility and leaving three firefighters with injuries, the Montebello Fire Department said in a press release. 

Crews responded to the S. Vail Avenue plant at 8:06 p.m. Firefighters found smoke in the area upon arrival and entered into the warehouse area of the facility. 

“Montebello firefighters observed active fire inside a portion of the cooking are allocated inside the production area of the warehouse,” the fire department said in the release. “The fire was contained by one automatic fire sprinkler as firefighters checked for further fire extension.”

The flames were out by 8:45 p.m. and did not extend to other areas of the facility.  Three firefighters received minor, non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. They received treatment at the scene before being transported to an area hospital. 

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