Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fire heavily damages Highland Park home [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Firefighters took about 30 minutes to put out a blaze that broke out tonight in a vacant home in the 5600 block of Hub Street,  according to the L.A. Fire Department.

The blaze began at about 9:30 p.m., with the one-story home being “well involved” in fire at one point, the LAFD said on Twitter. No injuries were reported.

The home, which was being renovated, was “heavily damaged” but neighboring, wood-clad homes had only superficial damage, said the LAFD

Update: Initial information from LAFD said the fire had struck a Victorian home in the 700 block of N. Avenue 56.  However, residents say the fire actually damaged a nearly century-old, Craftsman-style home in the 5600 block of Hub Street.

“One of the really tall trees on the property burned, sending embers high into the air,” said Matt Gregori, who shot a video of the fire. “We could see the embers from Ave 57 and Buchanan.”

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One comment

  1. The fire completely damaged the 1917 Craftsman home at 5612 Hub Street.

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