Fire burns through multi-story Pacific Palisades home

- A fire heavily damaged a five-story hillside house in Pacific Palisades on Wednesday, but no one was hurt.

Firefighters sent to the 800-block of North Las Casas Avenue about 5a.m. found the home fully engulfed in flames, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The firefighters went into a defensive mode, battling the blaze from the exterior as they worked to extinguish the flames and prevent them from spreading to other structures, an effort that appeared to succeed.

The fire was nearly extinguished after about two hours, and firefighters worked to douse hot spots. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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