Fire destroys Boyle Heights Victorian that had been damaged in earlier blazes

Jan 7, 2018

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Fire roared through a large Victorian home tonight, destroying what was left of the structure that has been damaged by fire at least twice before in recent years.

The greater alarm fire at 1519 Pleasant Avenue was extinguished in an hour but not before part of the structure collapsed on a neighboring apartment building, where fire spread into the attic, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter.  The Red Cross had been called in to help find housing for those who had been evacuated.

The department warned the building will continue to collapse as water is poured on the smoldering remains.

No injuries had been reported.

The same building suffered extensive damage when it caught fire in December 2010.  Firefighters returned to fight another blaze at the structure last April.

Tonight’s fire found nearby residents hosing down their homes and vegetation as more than 100 firefighters were deployed to the blaze, which was reported at about 8 pm.

#ActiveIncident #BoyleHeights #GreaterAlarm structure fire 2 story Victorian home fully involved with partial collapse extending fire to attic of bravo-side (far side pictured) which FFs quickly knocked down 📷TimErnst

— LAFD Talk (@LAFDtalk) January 8, 2018

Boyle Heights fire on Pleasant Avenue

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