A glass window was destroyed, two wooden lantern stands burned and two metallic lanterns vandalized at Little Tokyo’s Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple.
The blaze erupted just after 4:30 a.m. at an industrial complex in Compton. No injuries reported. A cause has yet to be determined.
Gusty Santa Ana winds fanned the flames that eventually engulfed two acres and damaged three houses.
Piles of mulch as high as 25 feet quickly burned, along with about 200 bales of hay, as strong Santa Ana winds spread the blaze.
The Riverside County man dumped burning trash next to dry vegetation, sparking the 1,000-acre fire that killed two women and burned 74 structures, prosecutors say.
They’ve endured wildfires, smoke damage and mudslide fears. One more concern for residents of the Santa Cruz Mountains: the quality of their drinking water.
Researchers are analyzing what microbes exist in the smoke and dust produced during wildfires.
Flash flood warnings are in effect for much of the Central Coast including areas burned by the Dolan, Carmel and River fires.
Residents being evacuated included those on Horizon Drive between Sunnyhill Drive and Hillside Drive
A red flag warning for high fire risk will remain in place for much of L.A. County until 10 p.m. Tuesday.