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Massive Fire Tears Through Vacant Sherman Oaks Home

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Huge flames engulfed a vacant home in Sherman Oaks early Monday morning.

Massive House Fire Erupts In Sherman Oaks
A house fire in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Feb. 28, 2022. (CBSLA)

The greater-alarm fire was reported at 5:39 a.m. at a two-story home in the 5400 block of Nagle Avenue, near the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Fulton Avenue.

Sky2 was over the scene as huge flames emanated from the home and black smoke billowed into the air. The blaze collapsed the roof and the floor was burned out.

The house appears to have been undergoing renovations, or have been newly built, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. It was unoccupied and there were no injuries.

It took 80 firefighters about 70 minutes to knock down the flames. Crews were expected to remain on scene for several hours monitoring for hot spots.

No nearby homes were damaged. There was no word on a cause. The LAFD Arson and Counter-Terrorism Section is investigating.

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