On Sunday, February 6th the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire on Santa Monica Blvd near Manning Ave. Upon LAFD Fire Station 37's arrival, they conducted a primary search and found nobody inside of the 2-story office building with the 1st story being a parking area. Once the firefighters conducted the primary search and found no one, they started to attack the fire from the outside and move into the building to put out any hotspots inside of the building. Firefighters also threw whatever was destroyed inside the building outside to better determine the origin of the fire as well as to ensure that all the flames were out on those items. They also used two ladder trucks to do vertical ventilation, allowing smoke and heated gases to escape. The fire started in one of the office units and spread into the attic which affected 2 neighboring units. The fire started in one of the West units and was spreading towards the East. Firefighters were able to stop the forward progress of the fire when they arrived. The fire investigation took place on the scene for 5 more additional hours after the fire was put out, the LAFD has not completed their investigation at this time. The fire affected 3 units in the office building with smoke & fire damage.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, "It took 30 firefighters 26 minutes to extinguish the flames with no reported injuries. The cause remains under investigation." A total of 19 units were dispatched to the scene to assist with putting out the fire.