House Of Spirits Liquor Store In Echo Park Was On Fire In Today's Rainstorm
Echo Park landmark House of Spirits Liquor Store on Sunset Boulevard caught fire this morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The department first tweeted out the fire at 8:56 a.m., noting that smoke was "showing from the attic."
#StructureFire; INC#0638; 9:46AM; 1571 W Sunset Bl; https://t.co/NvNpapQRVb; #EchoPark; One story commercial building with smoke showing from the attic; FS 20; Batt 11; #CentralBureau; Council District 13; BC11 BC2 E20 E220 E235 ... https://t.co/MsMoKQcRYQ— LAFD Central (@LAFDcentral) December 6, 2018
Images on Twitter show smoke billowing up from the building, and firefighters going after the blaze -- and simultaneously sheltering themselves from the rain under umbrellas -- from the roof.
At 9:10 a.m., LAFD updated the status of the fire and described their response, writing on their website that heavy fire was coming from the back of the building, and that firefighters were "continuing a coordinated fire attack."
As of 9:37 a.m., firefighters were still battling the blaze.
At 11:15 a.m., LAFD reported that the fire was put out. The blaze was extinguished in one hour and 15 minutes.
Update KNOCKDOWN #StructureFire; INC#0638; 9:46AM; 1314 N Echo Park Av; https://t.co/FQ4II23p4W; #EchoPark; 77 Firefighters extinguished the heavy flames from a 50' x 70' one-story commercial building; The blaze extended through ... https://t.co/TblNWPjcnS— LAFD Central (@LAFDcentral) December 6, 2018
Dec. 6, 12:20 p.m.: This article was updated to reflect that the fire has been put out.
This article was originally published at 11:07 a.m.
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