Fire breaks out next to 101 Freeway in Silver Lake; embers may have sparked a nearby house fire

Grass fire burns near Silver Lake homes and freeway

SILVER LAKE — Firefighters extinguished a grass blaze that broke out this afternoon near homes along the 101 Freeway.

The blaze, which began at about 1 pm near the 2800 block of London Street near the northbound 101,  sent embers flying in the direction of homes and engulfed a dumpster and several trees, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. But there were no reports of injuries.

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The cause of the fire, which consumed about a quarter-acre, has yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, embers from the fire might have been responsible for a second blaze that damaged the back side of a  residence about three blocks east in the 600 block of N. Rampart Blvd., according to the LAFD. The fire was stopped before it spread to the attic. No injuries were reported.

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  1. Thanks, as always, to Firefighters and all emergency personnel.

  2. I’m willing to bet it was a homeless encampment!

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