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A firefighter suffered burns to his hands and face in the two-and-a-half-hour battle against a greater alarm house fire in Bel Air and was hospitalized in fair condition, authorities said.

The blaze inside a 5,719-square foot home at 10835 Bellagio Road was first reported at 5:27 p.m., according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A knockdown was declared at 8:01 p.m., Erik Scott of the LAFD said.

The department dispatched 107 firefighters to the scene, Scott said.

The house’s roof suffered a collapse, prompting firefighters to be pulled from the home and assume a defensive position attacking the blaze from outside the home, Scott said.

Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to an adjacent pool house, garage and nearby brush, Scott said.

The homeowners, children and their nanny were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms, Scott said. All of them made it out of the house unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by arson investigators, Scott said.

–City News Service


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