May 28, 2024
Demolition begins on the historic mansion that sustained heavy damage in a fire.

Flames billow from the attic of Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue as firefighters battle the blaze in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

Crews were out Friday morning clearing out and tearing down the historic LaPorte Mansion, after a fire destroyed the home in May (Molly Gibbs – Monterey Herald).

Crews were out Friday morning clearing out and tearing down the historic LaPorte Mansion, after a fire destroyed the home in May (Molly Gibbs – Monterey Herald).

A fire captain works at a hydrant while battling a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

Firefighters saturate a first-story room with water while battling a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

Crowds look on as firefighters battle a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

Smoke billows from a window as firefighters battle a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

A firefighter directs water from a ladder truck while battling a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

Firefighters battle a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on May 26, 2023. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

A firefighter breaks open a second-story window while battling a blaze in the Victorian home on the corner of 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Friday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)

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