Firefighters battled a large fire in Hawthorne Wednesday morning at a home with -what officials describe as- “packrat” conditions.
The fire in the 4700 block of W. 136th St. was first reported around 8:45 a.m.
Several dozen firefighters were involved, along with law enforcement and hazardous materials crews due to initial, unconfirmed reports of a methamphetamine lab on the property.
Firefighting conditions were “hampered” by the conditions of the property, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The home appeared to be a total loss.
No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.