A fire on Fair Park Ave. in Eagle Rock on the morning of Feb. 13 consumed a tent used by a homeless person and scorched the back north wall of the shops in the Sprouts shopping center. Firefighters on the scene said that a homeless person had used cardboard to light a fire that got out of control.
Two tent communities—one on Broadway, above, one on Figueroa—are home to mostly local people with diverse backgrounds and stories. Many want help, some don’t. | Photos by Joel Sappell