Fire breaks out at Echo Park school *

A fire has broken out tonight  in the second floor of Logan Street Elementary School, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No other details were available.

* Update @ 11:24 p.m.: Firefighters put out a small fire that started at about 10:15 p.m. near an electrical panel in the building at the corner of Logan and Montana streets , according to one firefighter at the scene. He said damage was minimal, with some smoke filling the hallways.  It looked much worse outside, where a strong odor that smelled like burned plastic filled the night air and two giant fire truck ladders extended to the roof of the building that contains Logan’s main offices.

It took more than 40 firefighters about 40 minutes to put out the blaze, according to the LAFD.  No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

*Update on Wednesday: Classes will be held Wednesday at Logan and at Gabriella Charter School, which shares the campus.


  1. Was just driving up Echo Park Avenue and saw a police car closing off Montana. Tons of cop cars and a huge fire truck in front of the school. Hope there is not too much damage and no one gets hurt.

  2. Called in to complain about the noise from the alarm at 10:30. Hero much? Just savin’ lives, folks. Just insuring that the future leaders of tomorrow have a place to come and learn. And I couldn’t hear Glee.

  3. Sadly I’ve become so desensitized to the school bells and alarms that it never occurred to me that it was anything other than a false alarm.

  4. Dear school neighbor- your complaning about “bells and alarms” what did you expect when you moved next to a schoo?

  5. Doreet-I don’t think School Neighbor was complaining. Just desensitized from hearing it. Most neighbors probably are. Like how you get used to freeway sounds when you live close to the freeway. Or the KFC smell when you live near Glendale and Lakeshore.

    Also- one would think that the fire department would be automatically notified when the fire alarm goes off… it took them some time to respond. I’m sure most neighbors did assume that it was a false alarm or that someone had been automatically notified.

    Glad there was no severe damage. Bummed I missed the hot fireman action. yummy!

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