Fire on Lucile

The Los Angeles Fire Department has been on its toes for the past 24 hours, with a number of structure fires and traffic accidents. Keep up to date via their blog and Google group postings.

These photos from Gregory Han, managing editor of Apartment Therapy LA, are from a fire at 1625 E. Lucile Avenue in Silverlake that began around 8am this morning. Diana Igawa with the LAFD posts that the knockdown time at this two story apartment building was 8:51am. No injuries were reported.

Originally Greg, who lives a block from the location, wrote that the fire was started by Christmas tree lights, then updated later:

According to a neighbor who lives across the street from the building, the fire may have been started by a kicked over candle on a stairway by one of the occupant’s “tweeker roommate”.

Big thanks to Greg for letting us use these shots. A bunch more after the jump.

Greg points out that this is the infamous $5 Guy.

7 thoughts on “Fire on Lucile”

  1. That’s a damn shame. Despite a recent mostly cosmetic renovation the building retained a tired charm that came with being what I’d imagine is pretty old. I hope the damage wasn’t so extensive that it has to be totaled instead of repaired.

    Great photos and coverage.

  2. Greg,

    Great images that we hope you will consider adding to the LAFD Flickr Photo Pool, which we warmly welcome b/la visitors to contribute to.


    I’m out of town until next week, so the detailed ‘blog post’ that fills in the details of Diana’s alert will be somewhat delayed.

    Happy Holidays!

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  3. if i am correct the house and adjacent retail store, the furniture shop on sunset/lucille, was just sold. what this means for the neighborhood i don’t know. let’s just hope there are no more condos.

  4. The building had an “in Escrow” sign on its side – I think it was being sold with the green building on the corner (where the furniture is located). I don’t know…had the building been sold? or was it still in escrow? and what does that mean for the buyer/seller? And when do they think they will know the cause of the fire?

    I have been looking for information on this. Keep us all posted. Great photos. By the way, I think they are on flickr.

  5. Ok, I guess the cat is out of the bag:

    …or so it would seem, with an Urban Legend that has dogged me for years :)

    [Start Cylon Voice from Battlestar Gallactica]

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefight.. Firefight… Firefight…

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