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Chimney fire damages La Crescenta townhome

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A two-story condominium caught fire on Tuesday morning at 56 Northwoods Lane in La Crescenta.
(Courtesy of the Glendale Fire Department)

Investigators with the Glendale Fire Department are looking into what caused a La Crescenta townhome to catch fire on Tuesday morning.

Gardeners working in the area first noticed smoke and fire coming from the chimney of a home at 56 Northwoods Lane sometime before 10:40 a.m.

Residents of the home were able to safely evacuate after being alerted by the workers.

Anita Shandi, a fire department spokeswoman, said firefighters arrived within five minutes of being alerted of the blaze and were able to contain its spread to the home and a neighboring unit.

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Fire crews from the Burbank and Los Angeles County fire departments also helped with the incident.

The fire was extinguished before 12:20 p.m., and no injuries were reported.

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