BRENTWOOD (CBSLA) — A fire broke out early Friday at a vacant multi-million dollar house in Brentwood.
Firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of North Rockingham Avenue at about 4 a.m. and found flames showing from the large, one-story, ranch-style home, Los Angeles City Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
More than 100 firefighters were dispatched to battle the blaze, which was put out in about two and a half hours, according to Los Angeles Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey.
One firefighter was examined at the scene for exertion.
The 7,552-square-foot home was built in 1950. It was previously the home of former Los Angeles police commissioner Stanley Sheinbaum, who died in 2016, and his wife, Betty Warner-Sheinbaum, who was the daughter of Warner Bros. Studios co-founder Harry Warner. She died about a year after her husband’s passing.
The home was sold earlier this ear for $13.8 million. It was reportedly under construction.
The cause of the fire was under investigation, and a damage estimate was not immediately available.
Commuters were advised to avoid the area of Sunset Boulevard and Rockingham Avenue.