Fire on Spring?
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Don Garza tells me there was a fire today just up the street from my apartment at 548 S. Spring St. I've been here at work all day so I haven't seen for myself, but I'll check it out once I get back Downtown.
Oddly (or perhaps not) I had just noticed this morning that they were doing construction in the building. As I walked across Spring to catch my DASH I saw that they had backed a truck in a hole cut onto the 6th St. side of the building. I assumed they had been doing work inside and were using the truck to haul away debris. I first noticed the whole this weekend, so it's either new or I'm just not very observant.
Update (6:15pm): I just took a look at the exterior of the building, and there's not all that much to say. I could see black stains over some of the lower windows on the north face, but other than that the building just looked like it got a thorough soaking. The lady driving the DASH said it was a mess; that the fire had started around 3 and the fire engines had cleared around 4:30 or 5. The building is owned by Albion Pacific Property and Barry Shy, who converted the Higgins Building.