9 May 2009
How many firefighters does it take to put out the fire of a celebrity's nightclub? The nightclub was Basque, owned by one of the actresses from Desperate Housewives. The building was considered historic at the corner of Hollywood & Vine.
Over twenty-seven fire trucks showed up to handle this fire. Most of the firemen stood and watched as smoke and flames engulfed the building and spread quickly to the tattoo shop next door. The news made it sound like this was a huge deal but I felt the fire was intentionally set to a building that already had a failing structure from previous earthquakes. Also, this particular location was worth far more than the tenants were paying in rent and it was a slow news day in Los Angeles.