3 Firefighters Injured as Multimillion-Dollar Encino Home Burns

Three firefighters were injured when responding to a blaze at a multimillion-dollar home in Encino Wednesday afternoon that sent smoke billowing above the San Fernando Valley.

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Firefighters respond to a fire at a large home in Encino. (Credit: KTLA)

About 100 Firefighters were called to the home in the 4400 block of Balboa Avenue (map). The blaze was reported just after 3:30 p.m. and took two hours and 20 minutes to knock down.

Three firefighters, including two captains, were injured and were taken to local hospitals, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Erik Scott.

One fire captain among the injured had fallen from the third floor and broken his arm, a battalion chief on scene said.

Heavy flames and smoke poured from the third floor of the home, and firefighters opened up a hole in the roof, aerial video showed.

The six-bedroom Tudor-style house in the hills northeast of the Encino Reservoir was listed for $2.5 million, according to an online posting that called the home “Morling Manor.” A tennis court was next to the home, which was at the end of a long private driveway, aerial video showed.

The home is at the end of a cul-de-sac in a hilly area of similar upscale residences. It appeared to have a shake roof.

The cause and the monetary loss were under investigation, Scott said.

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Firefighters battled flames from the roof of the home.


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