A fire Friday damaged a vacant Hollywood house and three other nearby structures and left several people with minor injuries.
The greater-alarm fire was reported at 9:08 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Bronson Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Nearly 100 firefighters poured water on the flames in an effort to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby residences, according to the LAFD.
The fire began in a vacant single-story house “that was fully involved on firefighters’ arrival, with fire extension to the attic of an adjacent two-story craftsman-style home to the north, as well as a 900-square-foot guest house at the rear of the property,” according to an LAPD statement.
“Minimal fire extension also occurred and has been contained … at an occupied three-story garden-style apartment building to the south,” the LAFD reported.
A fire captain at the scene told KTLA that three people were taken to area hospitals, including a senior who was transported for observation based on her age, a woman with “minor hand and arm injuries” and a man with injuries to his hands. He said no firefighters were injured.
He said the cause of the blaze was under investigation, adding the structure where the fire began “does look to be occupied by homeless.”