Fire near La Brea / Third / Wilshire on Detroit just North of 6th

Apartment fire near La Brea and Wilshire on 6th St. east of Detroit. [map]

My camera is kaput and I’ve got a great view of it from the 20th Floor here at Sunset and Vine. Is anyone nearby snapping photos? (Yes! Roxanne was!)

UPDATE 3:50pm:
LAFD reports a knockdown time at 3:45pm – no reports of injury. “La Brea at Detroit shut down in both directions until further notice.”

UPDATE @ 3:32p: Thanks to Roxanne for posting photos from her set: Fire in Los Angeles

UPDATE @ 3:26p: Getting reports that the roads nearby are closed in the area – traffic is a nightmare right now. It may or may not be cleared up for regular quittin’ time traffic.

UPDATE @ 3:10p: It was originally a fire in one building, but it has jumped to another building, as well. A co-worker of mine has just been notified that her apartment building is being evacuated; the fire is going toward her building…

LAFD’s text report:

LAFD Alert: Jan 15, 2:26 pmDate: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:26:00 -0800 (PST)Subject: Reported Smoke 1/15/2008*Reported Smoke* 5449 W. 6th St.; TG 633-D2; FS 61, 2 story apartment building with fire showing from the attic. No reports of injury at this time.; Ch:7,12 @2:21 PM -d’Lisa Davies###

Photo credit: Roxanne

7 thoughts on “Fire near La Brea / Third / Wilshire on Detroit just North of 6th”

  1. Can someone please post where this is? I can’t find it anywhere, I think it’s on my street.

  2. I’m pretty sure it’s on Detroit between 4th and 6th. I live about a block east, and it’s mayhem over there.

  3. Thank god, my intel was wrong – not as close as I’d thought. Still: sending my thoughts to those people whose homes are affected. Fingers crossed they put it out shortly.

  4. Scary! I hope the residents are safe. On a lighter (?) note, it really affected traffic — it took my husband 1.5 hours to get home from Century City (usually 30-40 minutes max).

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