Overnight fire destroys Buddhist temple in Garden Grove

A fire tore through a Buddhist temple overnight in Garden Grove, but no injuries were reported.

Fire crews were called to the fire around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a house which had been converted into a Buddhist temple, located in the 12200 block of Magnolia Street.

Firefighters extinguished the flames in just over 30 minutes, the Garden Grove Fire Department said.

There were reports of candles burning for the Vietnamese New Year with dozens of people gathering earlier Tuesday night at the temple to celebrate.

There was only one woman inside the structure by the time the fire broke out, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation. Officials said the temple appeared to be a total loss.