A residential fire in West Hollywood destroyed three vehicles this past Tuesday. The carport burned twice in the same night according to reports and eye witnesses. It is not yet clear if the fires are connected to a much bigger fire that happened last night about a mile away in Hollywood, which destroyed nine vehicles.
The fire in West Hollywood happened at 8261 W Fountain Avenue, between Sweetzer and Harper Avenues on Tuesday, February, 7, 2023. The first fire was time stamped at 10:32 p.m. and the second fire at the same carport was reported at 11:49 p.m.. No injuries were reported.
The West Hollywood fires were the first of two residential fires reported this week. A separate fire two days later destroyed nine vehicles only a mile away in Hollywood last night. Both residential fires happened at around the same time, with the most recent one time stamped at 11:30 p.m.
The residential fire Wednesday night spread through a carport located on Laurel Canyon near Hollywood Boulevard. Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire.
Flames engulfed the structure and vehicles, though they were confined to the carport and did not spread. They did, however, reach the power lines above the carport.
No injuries were reported in the recent fire and the cause of the fire is not yet known.
An arsonist targeted vehicles in West Hollywood in April of last year in the parking lot behind 8730 Santa Monica Boulevard, on Huntley Drive. Three cars were targeted, but only two sustained fire damage. The arson suspect was identified and later arrested after a ring camera in one of the vehicles recorded the suspect stuffing wads of paper in the vehicles and lighting it on fire. The video footage was turned over to Sheriffs deputies and was useful in leading to an arrest three days later.
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Drove by the one on Laurel Canyon. It’s not pretty.