Fountain Closed After Winds Blow Scaffolding Onto the Avenue

Strong winds Monday blew scaffolding from a high- rise building under construction into an apartment building next door, damaging three units, authorities said.

The incident was reported about 4:30 a.m. at 8277 West Fountain Ave., Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Jeremy Stafford said.

The three damaged apartments were evacuated, Stafford said. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters on the scene cleared debris from the area, and a scaffolding company removed the “improperly” secured tarp and wood planks, according to an LACFD public information officer, who also reported that firefighters applied a plastic cover to the roof of the apartment building.

Fountain Avenue, shut down in both directions between Sweetzer and Harper avenues, was re-opened a little before 9:25 a.m., the sheriff’s West Hollywood station reported.

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2 years ago

I think there were three helicopters that began circling around 4.20 – 4.400am, if I remember correctly. I happened to wake early, but MAN, those helicopters are making my life fairly miserable. Yes, I’ve complained – steadily. I don’t see any changes.