As many as 46 firefighters successfully battled a blaze that erupted in the carport of a single-story home on Yosemite Drive Wednesday morning without injuring anyone.
Firefighters from eight companies, including in Eagle Rock, extinguished the fire in 27 minutes, said Los Angeles Fire Department Matt Spence, adding that the fire spread to the attic.
Eagle Rock Patch was on the scene of the fire when it began at 11:26 a.m. Scores of nearby residents and passersby flocked to the area on the intersection of Eagle Rock Boulevard, attracted by plumes of smoke that rose into the sky as a helicopter hovered overhead. Among the spectators was .
"We could smell it [the smoke] from up here on Hill Drive," said Andrew Hindes, who lives on Highland View, just below Hill Drive.
The owner of the home could be seen weeping and cursing his fate outside his home as firefighters hosed it down (see photo). Some of the firefighters shook hands after the fire was put out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.