Warehouse, Reportedly for Marijuana, Burns Down in Downtown
This morning's greater alarm fire in the Arts District that took one building with it was apparently a marijuana grow-house, according to KNX1070 radio. "We don't have any eyewitness reports of interesting-smelling smoke," noted downtown maven, Eric Richardson at blogdowntown. The fire, first reported at 6:40 a.m. on the 600 block of South Santa Fe Avenue in the one story commercial building, took 75 firefighters 37 minutes to knockdown. The cause is under investigation but police are reportedly treating it as a crime. UPDATE: "There's nothing confirmed at this point regarding that," said LAFD Spokesman Erik Scott at 9:50 a.m.