At 1:30 p.m. Thursday , David Faronoff, owner of Z-pizza noticed smoke from a dumpster, which turned into a blaze. Then, a second dumpster in the alley went up in smoke.
George Figuouea, manager of Fiesta Cantina, sprung into action with fire extinguishers on hand.
The popular alley sits between the mail station and the businesses that line Santa Monica Blvd. Mail trucks and vehicles frequent the alley on a regular basis. There are many homeless people who dumpster dive daily for food.