‘Stubborn’ Fire at Arleta Home Displaces 7 People, Dog; Investigation Into Cause Underway

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Arson investigators were at the scene of a “stubborn attic fire” that damaged an Arleta home Monday morning, and displaced seven residents along with their dog, fire officials said.

Investigators tried to determine the cause of a fire at an Arleta home that began in the morning hours of Nov. 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Investigators tried to determine the cause of a fire at an Arleta home that began in the morning hours of Nov. 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

About 54 firefighters worked 38 minutes to contain the fire at a 4,234-square-foot home in the 9200 block of Dorrington Place (map), according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert around 3 a.m.

Smoke alarms woke up the residents, giving the six adults, one child and dog time to exit the home before firefighters arrived or anyone sustained injury, on-scene officials said.

A fire in Arleta on Nov. 10, 2014, displaced seven people and their dog. (Credit: OnScene)

A fire in Arleta on Nov. 10, 2014, displaced seven people and their dog. (Credit: OnScene)

The fire was believed to have started in the home’s attic, and was contained to the single structure.

The cause was being investigated.

Cost of damage was also being assessed.