'Stick Fire' Burns Venice Home Under Construction
Late yesterday afternoon, a home in Venice that firefighters noted as under construction lit on fire. 30 firefighters arrived knocking down the blaze in a quick 23 minutes at 1134 E. Palms Blvd. Photographer Anthony Citrano, who took these photos below, said that two structures were involved with one apparently destroyed and one damaged.
This type of fire was considered a "stick fire," which is when a building that's under construction or a fire that's all wood. It tells responding units to bring extra water because it's going to be a hot fire with plenty to burn. "They're like a big bon fire," explained d'Lisa Davies, spokesperson for the LA Fire Department. This fire, however, didn't make it too far in regards to that. A good thing since it was a red flag day.