Firefighters battle blaze in Harvard Heights
Firefighters battle the blaze in Harvard Heights. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Firefighters needed 17 minutes Tuesday morning to extinguish a fire in a boarded-up, vacant home in the Harvard Heights area of Los Angeles.

Crews responded to the 1100 block of Normandie Avenue, near 11th Street, at 12:16 a.m. and located a single-story house with heavy smoke showing, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters forced their way into the home and extinguished the fire, Stewart said.

Knockdown was declared at 12:33 a.m.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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