HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Two firefighters were recovering from burns Monday after they were injured while battling a suspicious fire at an abandoned home.
Crews were dispatched to 714 North Kenmore Avenue in southeast Hollywood at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for a fire in the attic of an unoccupied two-story home, Brian Humphry of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
It took 46 firefighters 19 minutes to extinguish the fire.
“During a tenacious attack on intense flames, two Los Angeles Firefighters sustained painful first- and second-degree burns to their ears and necks,” Humphry said.
The men were transported to Torrance Memorial Medical Center for specialized burn care where they were treated and released.
The loss of the 99-year-old wood frame home was valued at $100,000.
“The fire is presently categorized as suspicious, and remains the focus of an active LAFD investigation,” Humphry said.
Anyone with information about the fire should contact the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section at (213) 893-9800.