Knowing that I used to work at Sunset & Vine (some people still think I work there), I got several messages from people warning me about a large fire currently happening in the vicinity at Hollywood & Vine (google maps link is approximate; 6263 W Hollywood Blvd doesn’t currently come up on Google Maps).
Please be careful if you are traveling through the Hollywood area this morning…
*Greater Alarm Fire* 6263 W. Hollywood Bl.; TG 593-F4; FS 27, 1 story commercial w/ heavy smoke & fire. No add’l info @ this time.; Ch:7,12,14 @5:31 AM -d’Lisa Davies###
*UPDATE: 6263 W. Hollywood Bl.* 115 Firefighters or 23 companies assigned to fire. Traffic being diverted between Argyle & Ivar (east / west), Yucca & Selma (north / south). – d’Lisa Davies###
According to NBC4.tv:
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles firefighters are battling a major blaze inside a restaurant bar at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood.
The flames broke out early Wednesday in a building being renovated at the famous Los Angeles intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, in the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard. KNBC reported that the building is the location of the Basque nightclub. Los Angeles city fire officials said the restaurant/bar where the fire broke out was unoccupied.The fire was called in at about 5:30 a.m; 4-foot flames could be seen shooting through the roof at 6 a.m. A plume of smoke could be seen for miles. KNBC’s Robert Kovacik said firefighters expected to be battling flames until at least 8:30 a.m.
UPDATE: Buses are being diverted; Hollywood & Vine Metro stop is currently
closed open. Expect traffic to be affected for the rest of the morning.
UPDATE @ 8am: KNOCKDOWN!
*UPDATE: 6263 W. Hollywood Bl.* Knockdown time 0758, approx. 2 hrs, 27 min. No reports of injury @ this time. – d’Lisa Davies###
ASIDE: This is the second major fire in that vicinity this week. Did you know that just a few blocks south of Hollywood and Vine, Off-Vine caught fire during dinner time this past Sunday? They are now closed until further notice.