Dawn Fire Guts Building on Los Angeles (CA) Boardwalk

LAFD crews at scene of Ocean Front fire
An outside fire quickly spread to and destroyed a vacant commercial building at 723 South Ocean Front Walk near the Venice Beach Boardwalk just before dawn on January 13, 2021. (LAFD Photo | Harry Garvin)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A two-story building on the Venice Beach boardwalk was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, Los Angeles authorities said. 

The fire began at a homeless camp and extended into the vacant 68-year-old structure on Ocean Front Walk, Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The fire threatened two neighboring buildings but firefighters prevented any damage.

The fire was extinguished after more than two hours, leaving the building unstable.

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