Three firefighters were injured after a Christmas tree caught on fire and prompted a blaze that severely damaged a North Hollywood home early Tuesday, fire officials said.
The fire broke out at the one-story residence in the 11300 block of Delano Street (map) at around 3:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fire tore through the home, fully engulfing it in intense flames, video from the scene showed.
It took about 46 firefighters less than 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze, according to LAFD spokesman Erik Scott, who described the fire’s origin as a “Christmas Tree (electrical).”
Three firefighters suffered minor burns and were taken to area hospitals in fair condition, Scott said. They were released from the hospital later in the morning.
Four people inside the home escaped unharmed.
The fire caused an estimate $240,000 in structure and property damages, according to Scott.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas, and Fire Department commanders planned to discuss fire safety and Christmas tree disposal at 4 p.m. at the scene of the fire.
KTLA’s Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.