LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A fire tore through a large home in Pacific Palisades early Thursday morning.
The blaze was reported at 3:49 a.m. in the 700 block of North Paseo Miramar.
Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to find heavy flames coming from the home. An LAFD helicopter was also dispatched to the scene. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby brush.
The home partially collapsed, and because of the instability of the structure, firefighters were forced to take a defensive posture and battle the blaze from the outside.
It took 78 firefighters one hour and 43 minutes to knock down the bulk of the flames. However, there were still small pockets of fire burning as of 6:30 a.m.
Everyone appears to have gotten out of the home safely, the fire department said.
The cause and circumstances of the fire were unclear. LAFD Urban Search and Rescue and inspectors with the L.A. Department of Building and Safety was also called to the scene.
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