The old 360 building at Sunset + Vine is on fire. (I work in the building across the street.)
It’s a toxic smell and I think they are evacuating us pre-emptively since it looks like they’re closing down Sunset.
Update: We weren’t evacuated but because the fumes were being pumped through the infamous air-conditioner and many people were complaining about burning eyes, noses and throats, they had to cut the A/C. Our group got the OK to leave early. By the time I left the building, the fire was out. Kudos for LAFD for being so quick to respond. My co-workers who sit in the corner offices closest to the fire said that they as soon as they saw smoke and pondered calling 911, they already saw a chopper above and saw a fire engine responding.)
@ 4:01:14 pm
(more in the extended entry)
@ 3:59:04 pm: Here’s the first picture I took; since I’m inside you can see the reflections of the lights in our ceiling.
@ 4:01:18 pm: Moved to another location on the same floor, but inside a co-worker’s office. I did not have a good view of the firefighters but I could see them entering the building, as well as other fire engines approaching on the street. I counted 9 fire trucks and various paramedic vehicles. Luckily, no one was injured.
@ 4:02:22 pm: The wind starts to pick up and blow the black smoke right at our building.
@ 4:04:18 pm
@ 4:36:58 pm: Taken from my car. Sunset is closed off at Argyle. Newsvans have converged (you can see the CBS2 newsvan in the very left of the image).