Fire damages Echo Park cottage

Photo by Rick Morton

Firefighters quickly put out a blaze that broke out at about 7 p.m. in an Echo Park bungalow in the 1700 block of Lucretia Avenue near Echo Park Avenue. No one was injured in the fire, which left the narrow street jammed with about half  a dozen fire trucks and sent a smoke billowing across the hills.  “It was a quick knock down,” said Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Gibson.  No person was inside the approximately 800-square-foot bungalow, which is located at the base of a hillside cluster of small cottages and apartments.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.


  1. that’s our neighbor’s property. he’s a problem, was recently arrested twice in a month. any more details on how this started?

  2. Is this the same guy that barricaded himself in with a knife last year?

  3. Oh gosh it’s that one guy?, yeah I’ve heard him scream randomly this one day, and wouldn’t stop shouting. i live right on the other side of Lucretia and the screams echo all the way to the other side.

  4. Hello. It’s still not clear how the fire started. Waiting for LAFD to see if they have any info.

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