By Aaron Blevins, 1/11/2013
An afternoon fire damaged the attic and second floor of a 4,949 square foot home in Hancock Park on Jan. 10, but no injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The department responded to the fire at 200 S. Muirfield Road at approximately 4:30 p.m., and the two-story home was well involved when firefighters arrived. It took 61 firefighters approximately 47 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters gave an “intense effort” to salvage and protect belongings in the 91-year-old home, according to the department.
A person who said he lived in the home declined to comment. A neighbor, who didn’t know how the fire started, said the late aviator Howard Hughes once resided across the street and partied in the home.
In all, 12 fire engines, four fire trucks and three rescue ambulances responded.