This home burned down in the Woolsey Fire. The lot is for sale, but few people have shown interest in buying it. The Woolsey Fire swept through LA and Ventura County three years ago, and no two streets are the same when you weave through neighborhoods in the burn scar. Some homes are untouched, some are partially built. Some lots are completely empty, or have an RV parked on a flat patch of dirt while homeowners wait for construction to start. “Even that afternoon of the fire, I kept saying, ‘It’s not going to come across the highway, they’ll stop it. It never gets this far,’” says Malibu resident and guitarist Lee Ritenour. “And my wife grabbed a couple of things and I said, ‘We’ll be back tomorrow.’ Wrong.” Ritenour is standing on what will be the second floor of his new home. For now, it’s just wooden framing. He lived on this plot of land for four decades, before his home burned down in the 2018 Woolsey Fire. Lee Ritenour and his dog, Quincy, expect to be back home by July of 2022. Photo by Caleigh Wells. The Woolsey Fire was the most destructive fire in the Greater LA area. More than 1,600 structures were lost. And compared to other people rebuilding, construction’s moving pretty quickly on Ritenour’s house. “We’re about in the middle right now. Some houses are finished, some people are living in them. Some people haven’t even started, and we’re about a year off from […]