LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters battled a major fire at a home in the unincorporated community of View Park in South Los Angeles.
The fire was first reported at the home in the 3600 block of West Mount Vernon Drive at about 3:15 a.m. Los Angeles County Fire officials say when they arrived, flames were coming from all three floors and they were forced to call for a commercial fire response in order to get more specialized equipment.
The fire has caused a partial floor collapse and parts of the roof appear to be gone. Los Angeles County Fire Battalion Chief Trey Espy said the fire was declared out by 5:30 a.m., but firefighters continued to work on putting out any hotspots.
The homeowner and his brother were not home at the time. No injuries have been reported.