Vacant Building Goes Up in Flames

Saturday, August 31, 2019

HOLLYWOOD - Firefighters douse flames in a two-story structure on Sunset Blvd in 44 minutes after finding fire on both floors and the roof.

In the early afternoon of August 31, 2019, firefighters initially found moderate smoke coming from a two-story vacant building. As they encountered challenges making access to the boarded up building, the fire quickly grew. The initial interior attack uncovered an electrical hazard toward the rear, with wires down. With the flames growing and the electrical hazard present, seeing that the building was uninhabited, crews pulled back and used a defensive posture to flood it from the exterior of the building. As the fire was tamed, crews re-entered to finish off what was left inside. A primary and secondary search of the building confirmed that no one was inside. The nearby structures were protected and did not become involved with fire. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation by the LAFD Arson investigators.

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