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Early-Morning Fire Damages Hillside House

An early-morning fire caused about $110,000 in damage Sunday to a hillside house in Sherman Oaks, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

The blaze in the 3900 block of Oakfield Drive apparently began when heat from a gas furnace ignited a wall, Battalion Chief Larry Krokes said. Flames spread to the floorboards of the second story and into the attic, he said.

No one was home when the blaze broke out shortly after 7 a.m., Krokes said. There were no injuries. It took 35 firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire, he said.


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