Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Two Homeless People Flee After Being Rescued From 'Suspicious' Car Dealership Fire

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

Two homeless people were rescued from a burning car dealership early this morning, but wandered off before investigators were able to talk to them.

Firefighters responded to the Ladera Heights blaze at 2:25 a.m. and took out the fire in three hours, rescuing the two men who were trapped on the roof of the burning building. Authorities told the Los Angeles Times that some time after the rescue, the men walked away from the scene before any interviewing was conducted.

Authorities have claimed that the fire was "suspicious in nature." The building, which used to be an old Honda dealership, was also the setting for another, smaller blaze a few months ago, the Times reports. An arson unit was at the scene of the fire, but investigators have not said what started the blaze, according to ABC 7.