The fire started at the construction site but ended up damaging two buildings that stood nearby. One only having exterior heat damage but the other had six floors damaged with active fires on three floors but damage was not only caused by fire, also by the water from the sprinkler system.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responding to the fire at 1:20 am had the fire down to smoldering at 4:00 am. They had to use the freeway to battle the blaze closing down major thoroughfares. The freeway is still closed off due to the possibility of the scaffolding falling down where the building was being constructed.
The DaVinci took up an entire city block with the bottom two floors constructed out of concrete with the upper five floors were wood frame. The flames were so enormous people in the Hollywood Hills area captured the shots to post on Social Media. CHP warned motorists to avoid that area.