Firefighters extinguished flames that damaged part of the Vision Theatre in South Los Angeles Tuesday, but no one was hurt.
The fire was reported about 4:35 a.m. in the 4400 block of Leimert Boulevard and was extinguished in about 25 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
City Councilman Herb Wesson later said the fire broke out next door to the theater, which has been under renovation.
“I was deeply upset to hear about the fire at the Vision Theatre, an incredibly important and special place in South LA,” Wesson tweeted. “However, I want to set the record straight. The preliminary investigation has shown the fire was actually in an abandoned building next door and we are incredibly fortunate that the theatre is largely intact. While the west side of the marquee suffered some damage, it appears that there is zero damage to the roof. The renovation is still set to be completed by the end of this year. I am thankful for LAFD or their speedy response and I thank God no one was injured.”