Hollywood's Historic Magic Castle Damaged by Fire
An early afternoon fire damaged the attic and walls of the Magic Castle, the famous private magicians club in the Hollywood Hills, on Monday.
The Los Angeles Times reports the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the Chateauesque mansion at 7001 W. Franklin Avenue just after noon and worked to extinguish the blaze. Officials reported no injuries and said the fire was contained to the attic and walls, but cautioned that water damage could be extensive.
No cause for the fire was released, but one source told the LAT that maintenance had been done in the building Monday morning.
The 1909 mansion is the headquarters of Academy of Magical Arts and serves as a nightclub and performance space for magicians.
Those who have performed at the club include Mark Wilson and Jay Ose, as well as celebrity magic enthusiasts, such as Cary Grant, Steve Martin, Johnny Carson and Neil Patrick Harris.