May 7, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Rubbish Fire Breaks Out in Venice Alley

Squatters Involved?

By Sam Catanzaro

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) put out a rubbish fire last night in Venice behind a house that squatters may have recently been occupying.

According to the LAFD, firefighters responded to a “rubbish” fire in an alley on the 250 block of 4th Avenue in Venice around 9:45 p.m. Sunday evening. Firefighters put out the fire in “a number of minutes” the LAFD says.

Reports from residents suggest that the house that the fire broke out behind – 373 Rose Avenue – was occupied by squatters who were recently evicted.

A user who posted a video on Citizen who said they live in the neighborhood wrote the fire was a result of a “squatter situation” and that they’d “called the police and sanitation multiple times.”

A photo posted on Facebook, see below, says that the depicted trash was left by squatters evicted on April 2 near where the fire broke out.

The LAFD told Yo! Venice that they had “no information to confirm or deny that,” the fire was connected to squatters.

The spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department LAPD said that “we don’t comment on fires,” but the Department said that they are looking into the matter further. This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

Related Posts

Santa Monica Lawmakers Gives Green Light to Pursue Main Street Closures

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Lawmakers instruct staff to develop proposal that would close Main Street to vehicles on weekends By Sam Catanzaro Portions of...

Venice Bakery’s Cash Registered Stolen

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

A Venice bakery had its cash registered stolen following a smash and grab robbery this week. According to the Los...

Tacos and Ice Cream Highlight New Playa Vista Dining and Retail Center

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Loqui, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams highlight new complex  By Toi Creel A popular taqueria and ice cream shop highlight a...

Metro Bike Share Relaunches on Westside

May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

Program back after being suspended in September By Chad Winthrop LA Metro’s bike share system is back on the Westside. ...

Details on Venice Boulevard Mixed-Use Proposal

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

More apartments could soon be coming to this lot on Venice Boulevard in Palms. Learn more in this video made...

Venice’s Fox Theater Revamp

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

A developer wants to revamp the historic Fox Theater building in Venice. Learn more in this video made possible by...

Edify TV: Site Work Begins on Nearly Billion Dollar LAX Station

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Site work has begun for a nearly billion dollar light rail transit station coming to LAX. Learn more in this...

Edify TV: Concert Capacity Rules Issue for Small Venues

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Live music is back in LA County but the owner of a Westside jazz club says reopening will have to...

Did You Lose Your Ring Near Venice? YO! Venice Show – May, 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Candlelight Vigil Held for Rescue Dog Killed in House Fire *...

Woman Gives Birth on Venice Beach Boardwalk

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

LAFD transport mother and newborn to hospital following Sunday birth  By Sam Catanzaro A reported homeless woman gave birth on...

Fire Breaks Out Under 405 Freeway

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

LA and Culver fire departments put out Thursday afternoon fire at encampment A fire broke out at the 405 underpass...

Edify TV: Could Penmar Golf Course Become Affordable Housing?

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Under a state bill facilities like Penmar golf course could be converted into space for affordable housing. Learn more in...

Italian-Style Raw Seafood Bar Comes to Main Street

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Crudo e Nudo, a new Italian-style raw seafood bar on the Westside offers sustainably sourced fresh fish, shellfish and crustaceans....