Hillside Home Destroyed in Pacific Palisades Fire

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A hillside home in Pacific Palisades was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning, officials said.

Firefighters battle a blaze at a five-story home in Pacific Palisades on May 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 5 a.m. at a 3,000-square-foot home along the 800 block of North Las Casas Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze was extinguished in about three hours, officials said.

All floors of the home, which is mostly made of wood, were engulfed in flames, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the home was five stories, but later said it was only four. The reason for the discrepancy was unclear.

One person was home at the time of the fire and was able to get out of the home safely, officials said in a tweet.

It is unclear what sparked the blaze, and arson investigators are at the scene. Officials will also work to determine an estimated cost of damages.

Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene for most of the day putting out hot spots.

On April 13, two other fires occurred near the home that burned Wednesday, but there’s no indication that the blazes are related, Capt. Erik Scott said.

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