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VENICE, CA — Arson investigators are examining several fires that have hit the Venice area in the last week, including two boardwalk fires and another RV burned out near Penmar Golf Course, officials said. Near the boardwalk, a fire set in an alley behind an apartment at 38 Rose Ave. early Sunday damaged the building . Neighbors tell The Venice Current that an old Christmas tree was set on fire next to the apartment. A building along the boardwalk was destroyed on Jan. 13 when a homeless encampment fire spread to the 6,952-square-foot building at 723 S. Ocean Front Walk, near Park Avenue. It took more than 100 firefighters nearly two and half hours to knock down the blaze. Firefighters battle flames along the beach boardwalk in Venice early Wednesday. (Nicole Charky/Patch) Firefighters also battled a second RV fire on Rose Avenue near the Penmar Golf Club Wednesday at 10:20 p.m., The Venice Current reports. Another RV fire was reported on Jan. 4 at about 1:30 a.m. near 1233 Rose Ave, Venice. An RV was burned out near Penmar Golf Club Jan. 4 near 1233 Rose Ave., Venice. (Nicole Charky/Patch) The recent fires are concerning neighbors. Los Angeles County Beaches & Harbors were also warning people that beach fires are illegal. Consider the safety of marine life & beachgoers. Say NO to illegal fires. NO bonfires, firepits or personal grills on LA County beaches & beach parking lots. Report illegal bonfires: DOCKWEILER/VENICE @LAPDPacific – 1-877-ASK-LAPD TOPANGA BEACH @LHSLASD – […]