Fires set inside several trash cans Wednesday spread to a building used to house a temporary classroom at Roosevelt Senior-Magnet High School in Boyle Heights, triggering an arson investigation by the city fire department and school police.
Crews were called to the high school at 456 S. Matthews St. shortly before 4 a.m. Nearly three dozen firefighters had the flames extinguished by 4:15 a.m.
“We don’t know what time the fire began, but we responded at 3:55,” said the LAFD’s Margaret Stewart.
The fire was contained to a one-story bungalow being used as a temporary classroom. The flames began inside several trash cans placed around that building and a nearby second bungalow, according to the fire department.
—City News Service