Property with 'excessive personal storage' goes up in flames; dog rescued

Dog rescued from Atwater Village fire, official says; no one injured

A fire at an Atwater Village property with "excessive personal storage" sent flames and plumes of smoke skyward early Monday morning.

No one was injured, but a pet dog had to be rescued in the blaze, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 7:12 a.m. near the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Glenhurst Avenue. Firefighters arrived on the scene in less than five minutes.

Forty-five firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze in 28 minutes, Humphrey said.

Much of the fire burned on the outside of the single-story home, though some flames extended into the attic.

The backyard of the home was crowded, with a large tarp covering much of it. Officials said there was “excessive personal storage” in the yard, including two large dumpsters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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