A woman was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening with second-degree burns from a house fire in Northridge investigators determined started from an outdoor barbecue.
The fire was reported about 7:15 p.m. at a one-story home in the 8900 block of Wilbur Avenue, between Nordhoff and Rayen streets, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Thirty-nine firefighters extinguished the blaze, which had extended into the home’s attic, in about 20 minutes, Humphrey said.
The only injury was to the woman who suffered second-degree burns, according to Humphrey. Further information about the victim was not released.
The fire started from outdoor barbecue flames that extended into the home and attic, Humphrey said.
Grills, barbecues and hibachis are involved in about 10,600 home fires and lead to an average of 10 civilian deaths each year in the U.S., according to Humphrey.
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