Huge Fire Damages Art Collective House HM157 In Lincoln Heights
A huge fire broke out in Lincoln Heights late Friday afternoon, damaging a house that is both a historic landmark and an underground art space.The fire broke out around 5:45 p.m. and was reported on the 2300 block of North Hancock Street in Lincoln Heights, and it damaged HM157 on the same block. Firefighters told ABC 7 that the blaze started in a backyard shed and spread to other backyard structures and even damaged nearby power lines. The fire was put out by 6 p.m.
On HM157's Facebook page, the management of the house said nobody was harmed, but the entire backyard was destroyed and that two residents lost "everything." A GoFundMe page was launched to help HM157 recover from the damage. "While its too soon to know how much they need, we do know they intend to rebuild," wrote Natalie Baack on the fundraiser page. She also writes that a neighboring house was also damaged.
HM157, also known as the Horace P. Dibble House, is home to an art collective and serves as a "music venue, gallery, live/work space, [and] farm" according to their website. It is named so because the nearly 130-year old home is recognized as Historical Monument #157 on the California Landmark list.