Six People Trapped After Temple City Mall Facade Collapse: LACoFD

By: Cameron Kiszla Gil Leyvas, with information from Sam Bader



A collapsed facade on a commercial building in Temple City trapped six people inside two businesses for more than an hour Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The collapse was reported shortly after 4 pm in the 9400 block of East Las Tunas Drive, where a 50-foot-long piece of the building fell, trapping five people in a salon and one person in a dry cleaner.

While there were no injuries from the collapse, officials had to remove debris before those trapped inside could get out, the department said.

“We have communication with them inside the building. We are talking to them and we are planning to remove the rubble of what has collapsed to rescue the civilians inside,” a Fire Department official said in a video posted on a website. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Twitter Page.

By 5:30 p.m., those trapped had been released, the Fire Department announced.

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