LOS ANGELES, California — Social media is ablaze with images from a historic conflagration that wiped out a developing, wood-based mixed commercial and residential structure. The fire forced the closure of the 101 Freeway in both directions.
Below are some images from users and various news outlets that took to Twitter and other social media sites to share with the world their perspectives on what they witnessed.
A video posted to Vine shows an apocalyptic scene:
— GargantuanMedia (@GargantuanMedia) December 8, 2014
One Twitter user likened the scene to a bomb explosion:
— LIPSapp (@LIPSapp) December 8, 2014
It is not yet known what the source of the massive fire was. Police are investigating arson.
A sketch of what the building was supposed to look like juxtaposed against what is left of the structure after the conflagration:
— The Daily Lede (@TheDailyLede) December 8, 2014
These Twitter users’ images even shows how close the fire was to the freeway. The heat from the flames was so hot that it even melted freeway signs:
— Hot and Sour (@Senorita_Marria) December 8, 2014
— Kenton Lane (@TheKentonLane) December 8, 2014
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