A Silver Lake resident who lives near Griffith Park and Sunset boulevards reports that a small pile of debris caught fire Sunday at about 10 PM in the parking lot of the new hair salon Naturalmind. The fire caused minimal damage, scorching a concrete block wall of and a car. However, the resident on a walk last night also noticed that an abandoned couch had also been recently torched against the wall of a near a nearby auto repair shop. There is no evidence that the two small fires are related but the resident worries about a possible connection:
“As we walked our dog to the park, we realized that there had been
another fire recently outside Enrique’s Auto Parts at the corner of Griffith Park Blvd. and Edgecliffe Dr., just a few doors away from Naturalmind. It looked like a couch had been burned against the wall of the building, and someone had dragged it away and put out the fire, leaving the remains at the curb. We’re not sure when it happened and if the fire department was involved, as no one was around to tell us anything, but it looked recent.
We’re not sure if the fires are related, but they were suspiciously close to each other, and they were very similar in that they were both very small, and they both burned walls. It seemed as if there were an accelerant involved, as the items were burned thoroughly. I’m hoping that these were isolated incidents from pranksters and that they won’t happen again.”