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Long Beach Fire Department says no injuries were reported from a house fire Friday night at the coastal community of Bluff Park.


The second alarm fire was located home on the 2700 block of East First Street; smoke and flames were seen billowing from a hole on the roof.

  • Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Jack Crabtree told the Post that fire engines arrived at 6:40 p.m. and that firefighters smothered the blaze in half an hour.

  • No one was injured, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.


Photo courtesy Lee Charley.

Early Thursday morning, a fight outside a homeless shelter led to an hours-long standoff with the Long Beach Police Department.


At roughly 2:22 a.m., LBPD officers arrived at the 600 block of Ceder Ave in response to a fight outside of a home next to the Second Samoan Congressional Church.

  • The suspect barricaded himself inside the shelter next to the church when officers arrived.

  • The victim suffered "non-life-threatening injuries to the upper body," says LBPD spokesperson Richard Mejia, and was transported to a nearby hospital by LBFD.

What they're saying:

Investigators assert the incident started when the victim was in a "verbal altercation" with the suspect that escalated to the point he was struck with a "blunt object."

  • A standoff transpired lasting several hours and ended after "a use of force occurred, and the suspect was taken into custody."

  • Once the suspect was medically cleared, he was transported to Long Beach City Jail, awaiting booking.


A homeless man was killed when a garbage truck struck him in an alleyway in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach Tuesday afternoon, per multiple reports.


Long Beach police say the incident occurred just after 1 p.m. in an alley located on Del Ray Court when a garbage truck in reverse struck a homeless man lying on the ground.

  • The victim has been described as an adult male in his late 50's who was declared dead at the scene by LBFD personnel.

  • Police say the garbage truck driver, age 62, remained at the scene, called 911, and cooperated with investigators. He was not arrested.