Crews Knock Down House Fire Near Runyon Canyon


Two firefighters were injured in a blaze that broke out in a Hollywood estate just south of Runyon Canyon Park.

The fire was held to the house and did not spread to nearby brush, a fire official said.

The fire in the main house at 1800 N. Camino Palmero was reported at 8:29 a.m., said Los Angeles fire spokesman Devin Gales. The residence had a guesthouse in back, which was not burned.

Radio reports from the scene indicated that the fire started in the kitchen. Gales said it spread through the walls and into the attic of the large, two-story home.

One hundred and three firefighters responded to the greater-alarm fire and fought through thick smoke to mount an aggressive attack on the flames, using chainsaws to cut through areas of the Spanish-style roof.

It took just over two hours to get the fire knocked down, Gales said.

Two firefighters suffered injuries other than burns and were taken to hospitals, Gales said.

Gales did not know the extent of the damage caused by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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