LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A fire which broke out at a vacant home in Hollywood Friday morning — and then jumped to two other nearby homes and an apartment building — left at least four people hurt, including a firefighter.
The large blaze was reported just after 9 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Bronson Avenue. Firefighters responded to find a vacant one-story house with heavy flames, the L.A. Fire Department reports.READ MORE: Meet The Giltinis: LA's New Rugby Team to Open Play At Coliseum March 20
The blaze then spread to an adjacent two-story craftsman-style house to its north, along with a guest house that was sitting on the same property as the craftsman.
It also jumped to a three-story garden-style apartment building, the fire department said.
It took about 100 firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish the brunt of the fire.READ MORE: High Winds Expected To Continue Through Sunday For Parts Of SoCal
“We had large trees in the yard of the vacant structures, those caught fire and contributed to the fire growing at a high rate,” Assistant LAFD Chief Dean Zipperman told reporters.
Zipperman said a total of three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.
A firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury as well, the fire department said in a news release.MORE NEWS: LA Man Accused In Instagram Modeling Scam Targeting Orange County Women
The exact cause and circumstances of the fire are under investigation. The extent of the damage to each of the structures was also not confirmed.