It took 36 firefighters 14 minutes to douse a small fire reported Tuesday night at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery in Boyle Heights.

According to a Twitter post by the Los Angeles Fire Department, a cremation was in process when a small fire began around one of the cremation ovens.

No injuries were reported during the incident at the crematory, which is on the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery.

Operated on a nearly 4-acre plot near the corner of Lorena and 1st Streets, the county cemetery holds the ashes of indigent residents who are cremated and buried at public expense.

Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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