LOS ANGELES – Firefighters Sunday knocked down a fire inside a unit on the second floor of a five-story hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
A total of 48 firefighters were dispatched at 7:30 a.m. Sunday to 721 S. Main St. had the fire out within 23 minutes of their arrival, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
“(Firefighters) will continue to utilize blowers to systematically remove smoke and reintroduce fresh air into the building,” the department’s Nicholas Prange said.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Skid Row Housing Trust has come under fire after it was reported by the Los Angeles Times they are facing serious financial trouble.
SRHT owns 29 buildings that are 20% vacant with many of them purchased from funds from taxpayer-sponsored tax measures.
The Dewey has 43 units described as “special needs housing” on the SRHT website.
2UrbanGirls contributed to this report.