By City News Service
A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in a three-story home in a hilly, inaccessible area of Encino left three firefighters injured and heavily damaged the large residence.
About 75 firefighters were initially dispatched at 3:37 p.m. to 4440 Balboa Ave., said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Nearly an hour later, about 100 personnel were on scene and appeared to be getting a handle on the blaze, which began on the top floor.
It was not clear how seriously the firefighter was injured or what sparked the blaze.
The owner, who works out of the house, was uninjured, Scott said.