The Los Angeles Home of a lawyer and collector burned yesterday. According to this KTLA television report, there was some significant art lost:
The home’s owner, lawyer Brian Witzer, says the flames destroyed a priceless art collection, including several pieces commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte, a Faberge egg and a Stradivarius violin. Witzer’s multi-million dollar Ferrari collection was saved from the flames. Witzer says damage is estimated at $14 million dollars.
Witzer was home when the fire broke out an initially fought the blaze with a garden hose until firefighters arrived. The fire was knocked down in about a half hour. Ten fire companies responded to the blaze, Secci said.