Monday, April 23, 2012
LA Fashion District Fire Update: Stores remain open in Santee Alley
The LA Fashion District is open and will remain open as the Los Angeles Fire Department continues to investigate a fire that broke out near Maple Avenue and Olympic Boulevard early Sunday morning. Only the stores directly affected by the fire are closed off from the public. The stores in the surrounding area will remain open, including Santee Alley.
There were four stores inside the alley affected by the fire. Those stores are closed to the public, but the neighboring stores in the alley are open and business is expected to continue as usual, throughout the course of the investigation. The LA Fashion District Safe Team is in the area assisting LAFD and LAPD.
A fire was reported at around 2 a.m. on Sunday near Maple Avenue and Olympic Boulevard. About 150 firefighters responded to the scene. It is believed the fire may have started in the mezzanine area of one of the units, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.