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Silver Lake fire remains under investigation; before-and-after scenes

Photo taken in May | Diane Edwards

Photo taken in May | Diane Edwardson

Silver Lake fire scene after shot by diane edwards

Same location near Corralitas Drive after the fire | Courtesy Diane Edwardson

SILVER LAKE — The cause of Sunday’s fire that burned nearly eight acres and damaged two homes in northeast Silver Lake remains under investigation, a spokesman with the L.A. Fire Department said this morning. Meanwhile, residents are seeking to have more brush and dead trees cleared from property near the scene of the fire.

LAFD spokesman Erik Scott said that the fire remains “under active investigation” and had no further information about possible causes. While the fire was extinguished Sunday afternoon, firefighters continued to patrol the area overnight to make sure there were no flare ups, he said.

The fire burned in a hilly area filled with homes, winding streets as well as dense patches of brush, grass and trees. Early LAFD reports said that the fire started in a structure in the 2200 block of Allesandro Way before spreading to nearby grass and brush, including vegetation next to and between lanes on the 2 Freeway.

In the wake of the fire, Diane Edwardson of the Red Car Property Blog repeated her calls for more aggressive brush clearance as well as the removal of dead eucalyptus and other trees. Edwardson, who knocked on doors on Sunday to warn neighbors about the fire, said that dry brush had still not been removed along sections of the 2 Freeway and the Red Car Property Trail that loops through the neighborhood. “It could have been worse,” she said on Twitter.

Edwardson also reports that cable TV service has been knocked out in the area.

before scene of silver lake fire by diane edwardson

May 25 photo of grass-filled Silver Lake lot |Diane Edwardson

fire after by diane edwardson

Approximately same location after June 19 fire | Courtesy Diane Edwardson

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2 comments

  1. Diane Edwardson

    I want to thank the Red Car Property neighbors who shared their photos with us yesterday and today.

  2. Thanks to LAFD and also to Eastsider for thorough coverage of this fire.

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