You may be seeing black smoke in the sky around Los Feliz and Hillhurst. This is why:
I stumbled over the whole thing as I drove home from work and snapped a few photos with my, admittedly low-quality, phone. The apartment on the Northeast corner had at least one apartment that was fully involved and was spewing black smoke everywhere. I didn’t count fire trucks but there had to be close to two dozen LAFD vehicles on-scene. The fire was out of control when I walked away from it but it looked like the smoke had been knocked down by the time I drove around the block and got away from the whole mess. I can still hear fire trucks responding while I write this, a good 20 minutes or more after I drove away. This is one of those fires my firefighting father would refer to as “the big one.” I’m sure the LAFD blog will keep us apprised but for the moment, stay off Los Feliz Blvd and check out these photos.
There were a lot of folks out taking pictures, hopefully they’ll find themselves onto flickr or some such and we’ll see more soon.