Firefighters labored to guard houses early Wednesday from a hearth that apparently began at a homeless encampment and unfold to a vacant industrial constructing close to the Venice Seaside boardwalk.
The hearth was reported round 6:30 a.m. within the 700 block of Ocean Entrance Stroll close to the boardwalk. Thick smoke was drifting over the oceanfront group.
Particulars about how the fireplace began on the 6,950-square-foot, two-story constructing weren’t instantly obtainable.
A part of a homeless encampment with a number of tents situated subsequent to the constructing additionally appeared to have burned. The hearth appeared to unfold from that space to the adjoining industrial constructing, the fireplace division mentioned early Wednesday.
Fireplace investigators are working to substantiate the fireplace’s ignition level.
No accidents had been reported.