Arson investigators are looking into a fire that started inside a ballot drop box in Baldwin Park over the weekend.

Several completed ballots were destroyed when someone appeared to have tossed a burning newspaper inside that collection.

It happened at the corner of Baldwin Park Blvd. and Ramona Blvd. near Morgan Park at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

It’s unclear how many ballots were lost or whether any of them could be saved.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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