Fire tore through a one-story home in Studio City Friday morning and firefighters needed nearly 90 minutes to extinguish the flames.
The fire was reported at 3720 Eureka Drive, south of Ventura Boulevard, at 3:40 a.m. and crews found the home well involved with flames that threatened other homes on at least two sides of the stricken 2,282-square foot structure, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fire caused a partial collapse of the structure, Stewart said.
“This is a hillside home and initially water pressure was a challenge,” Stewart said. “LADWP made adjustments to increase pressure, which improved the situation but the number of hose lines able to be put into operation (was) affected.”
A total of 52 firefighters battled the flames and defended homes on both sides of the burning structure, but one suffered possible minor exterior damage. A knock down was declared at 4:58 a.m., Stewart said.
Two people inside the home were able to safely escape the fire, she said.
The size and partial collapse of the structure would make it difficult to determine the cause of the fire, Stewart said.
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