More than two dozen people were displaced when a tree fire spread to a two-story residential building west of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.
The fire was reported in the Westlake district shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, said Nicholas Prange, a Fire Department spokesperson.
Flames destroyed the attic and partially damaged the second floor but 74 firefighters prevented the blaze from burning down into first-floor units, he said.
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A Los Angeles residential fire displaced more than two dozen people Thursday night when I tree went up in flames. (Fox News)
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The cause of the blaze, which displaced approximately 27 people, was under investigation. No injuries were reported.
Authorities have separately been investigating a series of tree fires in the northeast LA communities of Mount Washington, Glassell Park and Silver Lake.