[symple_googlemap title=”Woodland Hills fire” location=” 4961 Marmol Drive, south of Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”16″]

A gas explosion and fire gutted a Woodland Hills home, but no injuries were reported.

At least one explosion was reported at the two-story home at 4961 Marmol Drive, south of Ventura Boulevard, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who said the fire broke out about 7:40 p.m.

It took 59 firefighters an hour and 50 minutes to knock down the blaze due to the continued burning gas line, Bastman said.

The house was engulfed in flames after reports of an initial explosion. The gas line was shut down by Southern California Gas, she said.

Preliminary reports indicate a third-party contractor was doing sewer work when it hit and damaged a natural gas service line, causing the explosion, according to Chris Gilbride of Southern California Gas.

—City News Service

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