Firefighters Douse Kitchen Fire in Cerritos

No one was injured in the Tuesday night house fire, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

It took Los Angeles County firefighters less than 10 minutes to douse a small grease fire at a home in Cerritos Tuesday night.

The blaze in the 15000 block of Abana place was reported just after 6:20 p.m. April 30, according to a county fire dispatch supervisor.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames in the home's kitchen, the dispatch supervisor added. 

No one was injured in the blaze, he said. 

Diane Nevrez May 04, 2013 at 04:07 AM
I want to note that there is a bit of a Hero story that is missing from this version of the news event. My brother - a Cerritos resident, father of three, Little League coach, Soccer coach, and Cub Scout leader - noticed the smoke coming from the house which was in his neighborhood. He is known to be a quick thinker and a good Samaratin so he took his fire extinguisher, drove to the house which was clearly dealing with a growing fire, and put the fire out with his extinguisher! He also escorted the family (who's kitchen was burning) safely across the street so that they would be out of harm's way in case the fire started up again. All of this happened before the firefighters arrived! Needless to say my nieces and nephews were very proud of their dad - Jesse Mendoza Jr. - for acting as a hero. It should be noted, however, that he only intervened because he saw that it was safe for him to do so. In fact, his daughter Caroline refers to him as "the safety guy." It's nice to know that neighbors are watching out for one another which is why I wanted to add this missing piece back into the story. Thanks!


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