Ruins of an RV fire at Echo Park Lake [updated]

Photo courtesy BW Borden

Photo courtesy BW Borden

ECHO PARK — Visitors to Echo Park Lake on Friday were met with the burned out shell of an RV parked on Echo Park Avenue. It’s not the first time an RV or camper, often occupied by homeless persons, has caught fire while parked around the lake. BW Borden took the photo after the rains stopped. No word on what caused the fire or if there were any injuries. Anyone aware of what time the RV caught fire?

Update: One of our readers has post a link in the comments section to several more photos of the fire as it burned and of the aftermath.

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  1. The fire happened sometime around 10:30pm Thursday night.

    A few months ago, a camper was destroyed by a speeding SUV on Glendale Blvd. across from the lake. I suspect a lot of us are unaware of the myriad dangers faced by folks living without a fixed abode.

  2. No idea what caused it but the fire was sudden and violent, gas probably fueled it? I took some photos here:

  3. This RV i’ve seen cruising around for a couple of years, the only other one I remember is the black short bus. Sucks that their home caught on fire.

  4. I don’t know if anyone else feels this way but all these rvs need to go park somewhere else. I don’t think it’s a good image to all the kids that go play at the park to see this. It just shows them that when you get older it’s ok to sleep anywhere if you have an rv. Like come on seriously I can’t believe they have been there this long already.. and taking up parking as well smh!!

    • My Kids love to play in Echo Park.. Sometimes when we catch a big enough fish a homeless guy will run up and ask for it and cook it up. That is the mark of a big catch for them. They already are asking why we can’t buy a RV and hit the road. The homeless are part of Los Angeles and something we all need to take responsibility for. One day that could be any of us. We need to figure it out somehow.

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