ECHO PARK — A rubbish fire broke out this morning next to a maintenance building at Echo Park Lake.
Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at about 10 am, said L.A. Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman. There have been no reports of injury.
Some Twitter users said the rubbish was part of a homeless encampment next to the building but that has not been confirmed.
No word on what caused the fire or if the brick building near the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue was damaged.
Update: It does appear to be a homeless encampment fire based on a new photo posted above. The debris included charred bikes, chairs, cans and a bag of golf clubs.
Homeless encampment on fire in Echo Park rn pic.twitter.com/lWrxHp2aDo
— Scott Garner (@SFGarner) February 18, 2018
— Brian Moreno (@B_Ri) February 18, 2018
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