Downtown LA Fire That Destroyed Businesses May Have Been Started by Homeless | NBCLA

A major fire near Skid Row destroyed several businesses, leaving some out of a job. It started in an alley and spread to a textile business. Kim Tobin reports Oct. 13, 2020.
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  1. modtwentyeight


    2 天 前

    I think it's time to read the LAFD reports. May have? Might have? maybe? I think not.

  2. Islander


    2 天 前

    There is something you can do...get the liberals out of LA send them to Venezuela where they will be more at home.

  3. Mike Fernandez

    Mike Fernandez

    2 天 前

    Please start arresting the Homeless they are Junkies & Crazies and we are SICK of them!

  4. ShakespeareCafe


    3 天 前

    They torched a couple of huge warehouses in SF, too Massive fires That’s the last you hear about it, though Fire is put out That’s it

  5. Protect Free Speech

    Protect Free Speech

    3 天 前

    Keep voting Democrat, LA, SF, NY and Seattle, and this problem will only get worse.

  6. CatLady


    3 天 前

    Lock up bums in work camps or mental asylum with no option as to which.

  7. SonOfThe Dragon

    SonOfThe Dragon

    3 天 前

    Great, another great American fire! Welcome to the party! I have never been blessed with so many beautiful scenery! When can I have some more? I'm addicted! Damn American drug culture.

  8. Ashley Grube

    Ashley Grube

    3 天 前

    CommieFprnia a DemocRat controlled State - TRUMP 2020

  9. Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter

    3 天 前

    Los Angeles 🤦🏼‍♂️

  10. Mario Morales

    Mario Morales

    3 天 前

    Wait until people start getting evicted from their homes.

  11. ingasparrow


    3 天 前

    Make Vagrancy a crime again. Quit allowing the homeless to be comfortable putting their tents up on sidewalks, doing drugs and exposing themselves to the public. Either they get themselves together and leave or they go to jail and then leave. Pity has only allowed these people to be comfortable with their lives as they are now.

    • modtwentyeight


      天 前

      You gonna fine them? No $$$. Jails are overcrowded. They'll do nothing.

  12. Rico Ssuave

    Rico Ssuave

    4 天 前

    Duh, you think?

  13. Lisbeht Hernandez

    Lisbeht Hernandez

    4 天 前

    Did you know...... there’s such things called “CHOLOS” they also put up fires.

  14. Kaleb Henning

    Kaleb Henning

    4 天 前

    What the far left looks like lol

  15. It's Glen Eaton

    It's Glen Eaton

    4 天 前

    You say some homeless people may have started it but you don’t accuse all the homeless for this crime.

  16. Tammara Nelson

    Tammara Nelson

    4 天 前

    You can't fix stupid.but you fix ugly with a little black make up .hair glue and purple hair dye.mother nature will provail Sagd story. Hope for better times. Have a nice day and parents remember to spay and neuter your children .

  17. Gurl B

    Gurl B

    4 天 前


  18. Gurl B

    Gurl B

    4 天 前


  19. Kitunes


    4 天 前

    LA is gonna turn into The Purge soon...just wait

  20. Dan Gullickson

    Dan Gullickson

    4 天 前

    Good ol California so you wanted to be a sanctuary City how's that working out for you ???

  21. Israel Peralta

    Israel Peralta

    4 天 前

    Coming to a town across America near you with biden and harris.

  22. HPK Shamaness

    HPK Shamaness

    4 天 前

    That’s unacceptable for LA. They can’t do anything because they won’t. California is one of the richest states and millionaires and billionaires won’t come together to build homes and places to stay for the homeless . The city can’t afford a way to enforce change. This isn’t fair. It’s not fair to the businesses that pay taxes. This lack of enforcement and change will come with a high price. I bet skid row is in a lower income area. Every time I hear about this LA won’t help local businesses and the homeless problem. It upsets me. This leadership behavior is unacceptable and it is subhuman and evil.

  23. CreamCobblerFiend


    4 天 前

    Plot twist: The pigeon did it

    • modtwentyeight


      天 前

      Lightning. Power company. Discarded cigarette. Spontaneous combustion. And on and on.

  24. 5014bushido


    4 天 前

    California will be looking like France in the couple of years.

  25. Fishstix Tv

    Fishstix Tv

    4 天 前

    Homeless burn each other’s things because of bad drug deals and theft happens all the time lots of video’s about it online

  26. Cesar Peralta

    Cesar Peralta

    4 天 前

    Stupid homeless

  27. riptorn


    4 天 前

    Deep state is attacking America and world through false flags.

  28. michael rosas

    michael rosas

    5 天 前

    Keep voting democrat and see how this problem will get worse. LA and SD homeless look like the walking dead because there so high. The homeless have taken over our cities.

  29. Simon George

    Simon George

    5 天 前

    JAY-Z is God of the earth in the book of Revelation 11 and more. I know this because I have the name “Jesus” on my thigh before I read Apocalypse/Revelation 19:16 which says on His robe and thigh is a name written: KING OF KINGS LORD OF LORDS. Donald Trump is a beast and W Bush Jr is the Devil in Apocalypse.

  30. Boyd Gilbreath

    Boyd Gilbreath

    5 天 前

    We are seeing a lot of news implicating the homeless in a lot of obvious insurance fires. It's not winter yet and fires are way up. No one will be arrested and the payout will be huge. We will all pay to make the rich and big business richer.

  31. Stephen Powers

    Stephen Powers

    5 天 前

    The fire department will investigate after putting out the fires, the businesses will die, employees will no longer have jobs and the cause will be "protected" and nothing will be done to prevent the next disaster. What happened to the premise under law that your liberty ends when it tramples mine?

  32. Karen Burgess

    Karen Burgess

    5 天 前

    When a State turns it back on the tax generators and supports the homeless you spiral downwards. No wonder businesses with the means are moving out state and so are income earners as soon as they can.

  33. Karl Dahlquist

    Karl Dahlquist

    5 天 前

    Stunning and brave.

  34. Andreas Maceyra

    Andreas Maceyra

    5 天 前

    Workers must beat them with batons, bats and sticks. Guarantee they'll go away.

  35. Tony Washington

    Tony Washington

    5 天 前

    Well.... that's nice....Arson investigators are reviewing video and tracking the progress of the flames.... but NO ONE will be held responsible!...

  36. Kasey Moody

    Kasey Moody

    5 天 前

    Wow.... 1 Corinthian 1:27

  37. Wilmohur


    5 天 前


  38. Jesse Moore

    Jesse Moore

    5 天 前

    Love watching democrat city’s burn because of the bogus policies they have passed. California is an absolute joke.

  39. jonathan garcia

    jonathan garcia

    5 天 前

    LA needs to ship them out just like NYC did to LA

  40. I agree

    I agree

    5 天 前

    USA is a 4th world country

    • Bing Bruce

      Bing Bruce

      5 天 前

      Don't judge the whole country by the Democratic controlled city of LA. LA is a 4th world city for sure, but the rest of the US is NOT like LA.

  41. mrxxx678


    5 天 前

    It's climate change!

  42. BadAim


    5 天 前

    As someone who moved out of California in 2012 before things got to be this bad and predicted this. Just want to say to those people who still live there and turned LA into this mess. Bwahahaha.

  43. Joy Eastman

    Joy Eastman

    5 天 前

    Get those homeless people outta there! If I had a business, they wouldn’t be there. Those business owners have rights too. They should fight the city ordinances for homeless removal. Why are the vagrants more protected than law abiding, working citizens? That’s why people snap sometimes. Because people who are hardworking get put beneath the useless scum of the world. Put homeless encampments in the desert someplace. Where their fires will only destroy their sh*t and their dirtiness doesn’t have to be witnessed. If they wanna be outcasts then cities should move them to a location far away where they can continue their uselessness away from civilization. Because this is absolutely ridiculous that these businesses aren’t protected from those useless people camped outside their walls.

  44. Sandor clegane

    Sandor clegane

    5 天 前

    Gee...what a shocker.

  45. Kevin Fox

    Kevin Fox

    5 天 前

    No wonder people are leaving Cali

  46. NPC 017289292973

    NPC 017289292973

    5 天 前

    Meh.. you get what you deserve..

  47. John Ball

    John Ball

    5 天 前

    The homeless may have?!?!

  48. TS


    5 天 前

    Bums. Not homeless. Scumbags. Drug addict dropouts from society who nonetheless want society to provide everything for them. Los Angeles, run by democrats, doesn't give a damn about the productive people remaining in the city. Democrats ruin cities. Republicans understand that the surest way to get rid of stray cats is to stop feeding them.

  49. William Hutchinson

    William Hutchinson

    5 天 前

    homeless aren’t brave goodniks, struggling w/ adversity. they’re friggin’ zombies.🧟‍♂️

  50. Christopher Salazar

    Christopher Salazar

    5 天 前

    Democrats... #TejanosForTrump

    • Christopher Salazar

      Christopher Salazar

      3 天 前

      @D D I see you are projecting your racist tendencies on to others. Where is Trump going to deport me to, Texas, lol. Because not all Latinos are foreign you fool.

    • D D

      D D

      3 天 前

      Trump will try to find a way to deport you, even though you're Tejano. I don't know why these conservative Latinos think Trump sees a difference between U.S. citizen Hispanics and illegal Hispanics. He'd send you all back to Mexico and Honduras etc to appease his White supremacist supporters.

  51. Alessandro Forti

    Alessandro Forti

    5 天 前

    Inferno HOLLYWOOD the large swingers club in this World .

  52. I Am Becoming

    I Am Becoming

    5 天 前

    California, you reap what you sow. This is what happens when you try to create some kind of Liberal utopia. Eventually the REAL WORLD catches up with you.

  53. oceana forrest

    oceana forrest

    5 天 前

    They should destroy all those tents, it's so shameful to see all those vagabonds take over the streets, they chose to destroyed their lives why should we allow them to destroy ours.

  54. Marco Acosta

    Marco Acosta

    5 天 前

    How could that be a possibility? Homeless take extra care of their living space

  55. Baby Face

    Baby Face

    5 天 前

    Theres cameras on every street corner

  56. MO JOE

    MO JOE

    5 天 前

    The homeless are revolting !

  57. Wise Angel

    Wise Angel

    5 天 前

    While the ACLOU is protecting these Homeless who are crimnals drug addicts thieves robbers, and they say there the victums, how about the hard working men and women that aee victimized daily by these homeless i hold the ACLOU responsible for the homeless crimnals lets sue and defund the ACLOU.

  58. George Emmerich

    George Emmerich

    5 天 前

    If u listen to the media too long they will get u to hate the oppressed & cheer for the opresser

  59. Storm Raven

    Storm Raven

    5 天 前

    So the homeless made more homeless.



    5 天 前

    And guess what? The homeless people don't care. When will they learn.

  61. Mountain Valley

    Mountain Valley

    5 天 前


  62. Evoos Evoos

    Evoos Evoos

    5 天 前

    0:20 I stopped my work because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

  63. Las Vegas Nights

    Las Vegas Nights

    5 天 前

    Only the tip of the iceberg, just wait until after elections 📉💣

  64. Emcee Squared

    Emcee Squared

    5 天 前

    These bums are a huge nuisance and have cost the city billions of dollars in lost tourism revenue. The incompetent leaders should have provided them housing or placed the crazy ones in mental rehabilitation or care centers but no they rather let them roam the streets, set up tent cities, and resurrect medieval diseases.

  65. The California Infowarrior Report

    The California Infowarrior Report

    5 天 前


  66. Utah Real Estate - John Austin

    Utah Real Estate - John Austin

    5 天 前

    Anyone else thinking about moving out of California? We moved out of California and moved to Salt Lake City Utah and although I do love Cali, we really love it here. I always enjoy coming back for visits but now that I see how great it is here...I can't imagine ever moving back. I'm makiing videos on Utah and I just made one on people who are thinking of moving to Utah from California and the link if any of your readers want to check it out is: @EAcE or just click on my picture to the left and you can see my videos on moving to Utah. Thanks and be careful out there.

  67. Amy C

    Amy C

    5 天 前

    I love how Garcetti caters to the homeless down in that Sh*thole. Those business owners dont deserve to walk over human excrement and garbage just to get into their shops. I have to go downtown several times a month and I am disgusted at the condition of the area. It is the worst that I have seen in the 20 years I have been going down there. It’s just sick. I have taken in a few homeless people before, just to give them a shower, food and safe night to sleep, and I will never do it again. You really can’t help people who don’t want help. As long as they get food and enough money for whatever they “need” then from what I have seen, they are content to live like they are living. They don’t understand that the tax payers pay for everything including trash pick up that they go and dig out and throw all over the streets. We need to send them out to the desert.

  68. Liz Stay’Faded

    Liz Stay’Faded

    5 天 前

    Yep they’re burning down the town just to feel the heat.... that’s what happens when you don’t show love and empathy to people... eventually they will get your attention one way or the other.. 🤷🏾‍♀️ that’s why there’s insurance... oh well...

  69. Nick Crawford

    Nick Crawford

    6 天 前

    Hahahaha get fucked LA. You get what you vote for

  70. Gil Torres

    Gil Torres

    6 天 前

    Fires happen everywhere this isn’t a homeless issue

  71. Robert Ruiz

    Robert Ruiz

    6 天 前

    And still I get parking tickets. Thanks mayor.

  72. C K

    C K

    6 天 前

    Why cant the government do something,its a public safety issue.

    • modtwentyeight


      天 前

      They spent all the money on free needles and the HST debacle.

  73. Starr G

    Starr G

    6 天 前

    Time to hand out poisoned food to the homeless

  74. garrett clark

    garrett clark

    6 天 前

    Good luck California. Nice knowing ya

  75. Brian Fidler

    Brian Fidler

    6 天 前

    Entertain delusion and lunacy, refuse to address matters of consequence in a functional and proactive manner, champion the demise of the working-class, promote illegal immigration, refuse to enact viable land management practices... while boasting you are the 5th largest economy in the world. How's that working out? Cali has transformed from the Land of Dreams to a Reality of Tragedy Nightmares.

  76. B W

    B W

    6 天 前

    Homeless are probably chanting to the unemployed employees, one of us! one of us! gooble gobble one of us!

  77. trigolis


    6 天 前

    lmao Democrat state. The gift that keeps on giving.

  78. SirMeowsAlot89


    6 天 前

    Not may have... they did.

  79. Sgt Joe Smith

    Sgt Joe Smith

    6 天 前

    Looks like the homeless are trying to grow their population

  80. Jessie Alonzo

    Jessie Alonzo

    6 天 前

    Looks like I scene from the movie "Ecape from LA" and from the looks of it that's exactly what people are doing now. Californians should be banging on the governor's door to get something done about this homelessness problem

  81. Daddy D

    Daddy D

    6 天 前

    Crazy crackheads

  82. Laila Sedendahl

    Laila Sedendahl

    6 天 前


  83. doinken


    6 天 前

    Make being homeless illegal. That should take care of it.

    • TheGP


      6 天 前

      Wait, I could be homeless one day, so can you.

  84. WE Can do better

    WE Can do better

    6 天 前

    Yes it’s in LA... but.this will be the new norm across the country.

  85. Chavvy


    6 天 前

    Intentionally or accidentally?

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    Fred Louis

    6 天 前

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      Kalvin Jefferson

      4 天 前

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      Fred Louis

      6 天 前

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      Mark Ette

      6 天 前

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      Fred Louis

      6 天 前

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      Philip viveiros

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  87. Dan13lMECE


    6 天 前

    California is the future of what America will be when Joe Biden gets elected.

  88. Dan13lMECE


    6 天 前

    He just wanted to smoke some crack.

  89. John Ohkuma Thiel

    John Ohkuma Thiel

    6 天 前

    Why wouldn’t they? Disasters attract attention, money, insurance adjusters, and government aid. They don’t own any of it; they don’t work in any of those places even though they are willing and able. I guarantee there are qualified stock clerks, cashiers, cooks and other service workers living in tents within thirty minutes walking distance of Whole Foods, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Starbucks, and other businesses which are not national or international franchises run by billionaire CEOs. The greatest disaster of the American Dream is not that every educated and sober adult doesn’t own a home or run a business, but that those that could are stinking homeless and starting fires, because why not. No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thine own Or of thine friend's were. Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. - John Dunne

  90. Ram Johnston

    Ram Johnston

    6 天 前

    Garcetti needs to go ,los Angeles turned into a 3rd world country filthy city ..he's done nothing but to destroy the beautiful city of angels 😓

  91. Susan Kaeser

    Susan Kaeser

    6 天 前

    Lots of critics, nasty comments about the city. No solutions. No respectful exchange of ideas. Perhaps these judgmental souls should try solutions instead of fantasies these things have simple solutions. Reactionary responses are the responses of the mentally lazy.

  92. yurydolinsky


    6 天 前

    Its global homeless warming @!!

  93. Francesca


    6 天 前

    Insurance scam

  94. Pretty Fly 4 a WiFi

    Pretty Fly 4 a WiFi

    6 天 前

    No way..the homeless are hero's according to Democrats.

    • Pretty Fly 4 a WiFi

      Pretty Fly 4 a WiFi

      5 天 前

      @Strawberry Cupcake here in America the democrats look at the homeless as "stunning and brave".

    • Strawberry Cupcake

      Strawberry Cupcake

      5 天 前

      In the Philippines too homeless and vagabond and criminals are hailed as heroes by the opposition politicians.

  95. Kristopher Carmona

    Kristopher Carmona

    6 天 前

    They got barbeques in their encampments now. Literally cooking with fire out in the open.

  96. Charlie Trit

    Charlie Trit

    6 天 前

    Okay so rich people doing a gender reveal party destroys millions of acres of nature including millions in families homes. Who cares if a building burns down. No one was hurt. And homeless have the right to enjoy a bbq.

  97. Joey roo

    Joey roo

    6 天 前

    It's so nice for once, they don't blame it on the smoker,