Firefighters battled a blaze at a commercial structure in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles for more than two hours Friday afternoon, a blaze arson investigators believe might have been related to a possible illegal marijuana grow in the building.
Fire crews Friday battled a greater alarm blaze at a commercial structure in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles. (CSBLA) According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire broke out at about 11:32 a.m. in the 9000 block of West Pico Boulevard.
The building, at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, was said to be a former synagogue that had been converted to a commercial building with a few businesses operating inside.
“It’s very sad to see this building go up in flames,” Shimon Ram, a witness, said. “We used to pray there and stuff.”
An elderly couple living in a single-family home behind the building were said to be unharmed after sheltering in the dwelling with first responders while crews battled the blaze.