A fire atop the office building for Vivid Entertainment, the leading producer and distributor of adult entertainment, resulted in both sides of Cahuenga Boulevard being closed off for a few hours Saturday night.
The fire, reported at 7:16 p.m., was contained to an air conditioning unit on the roof of the building at 3599 Cahuenga Boulevard and did not go into the offices below, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. A cause has yet to be determined.
Georgia Fanthorpe, 12, lives on the hill near the building and sent her photos of the incident to Studio City Patch.
"Tonight there was a fire at the Vivid Entertainment office building near to Universal City, and as it's close to my house I walked over and took some photos," Fanthorpe wrote. "The traffic on Cahuenga Boulevard was stopped in both directions and there were at least seven fire trucks, as well as ambulances and smaller LAFD vehicles, but I don't think anyone was hurt."
Vivid is known for adult spoofs of Batman and Star Wars as well as distributing sex tapes of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
Immediately, porn fans, followers and stars themselves began making jokes about the fire. Mo Reese @MOXXX wrote:
According to a made up source, #AHF will be having a press conference, to tell us how condoms would have prevented the Vividfire.
The roof the roof the roof is on fire. At vivid. We actually do need some water because I still have to pick up a check there. Oooooooohyeah
Mistress D Severe, Amber Rayne, Stormy Daniels and other starlets were twittering concerns.
Superstar Kylie Ireland wrote:
On set 4 Vividright now...fire is out. They got it out fairly quickly.Dont know anything else
Ray Sicinski said:
Vivid Video is currently on fire. #literally #vividfire
Damn! Fire reported at Vivid Video headquarters in LA - caused by extreme friction.
And TV writer Alan Spencer (Sledge Hammer!) was just too overwhelmed:
Just heard the Vivid Entertainment building is on fire. Too many choices for this one…