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Fire erupts near Monrovia commercial building; suspect in custody

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A second-alarm pallet fire was burning Monday in Monrovia evening, and a person of interest was taken into custody.

The fire was reported about 5:20 p.m. behind a commercial building at Huntington Drive and Mountain Avenue, near the Foothill (210) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The blaze was quickly upgraded to a second-alarm response. KTLA5 reported the Monrovia Police Department took a suspect into custody in connection with the fire.

The public was advised to avoid the area of Huntington Drive and Mountain Avenue as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

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