IRWINDALE, CA – A devastating, deadly fire in Irwindale has claimed the lives of four men, leaving investigators to suspect foul play in the blaze. The fire, which engulfed a commercial building, was later considered to be “suspicious” in nature, according to fire officials.
Upon arrival, firefighters urgently asked for additional personnel to respond to the incident. This escalated the response to a second-alarm assignment. At the scene, flames and smoke billowed from the building’s roof. This smoke posed a significant challenge to the crews as they battled to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent units.
The inferno was finally brought under control around noon, as reported by the county fire department. During their search of the building’s interior, firefighters discovered the charred remains of three men. A fourth individual was also seen fully engulfed in flames, he was found near the fire’s epicenter. Despite being transported to a hospital nearby, he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities have refrained from disclosing the identities of the victims until their next of kin are notified of their deaths. Based on the evidence uncovered at the scene, investigators suspect that the warehouse may have housed a butane honey oil extraction lab. However, they have not yet made a final determination as the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.