A fire that is believed to have started in a bathroom wall heater caused minor damage to a duplex near the Silver Lake reservoir early this evening. Fire crews quickly put out the blaze that broke out at the corner of W. Silver Lake Drive and Redesdale Avenue, said Silver Lake resident Sandy Driscoll, who took photos of the fire scene at about 8 p.m. ” They made sure no one was in the building, and actually made very quick work of putting the fire out,” said Driscoll. “As far as they can tell, it probably started in the bathroom where there was a wall heater, possibly igniting a nearby towel.”
A crowd of neighbors gathered as at least 10 fire trucks and related vehicles from the Silver Lake and Echo Park stations arrived on the scene, where fire crews cut a hole in the roof to let the smoke out of the structure. There were no injuries and damage was apparently limited to water and smoke, Driscoll said.