110-year-old hillside home in Eagle Rock destroyed in fire

A 110-year-old hillside home in Eagle Rock was destroyed Monday night by a two-hour fire which spread into thick vegetation on the property.  

The Oak Grove Fire broke out about 5:45 p.m. at the two-story home in the 1100 block of West Oak Grove Drive, one block west of Figueroa Street, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.  

Nearby vegetation ignited, but the department reported at 6:30 p.m.there was no threat of a wildfire.  

An hour later, the vegetation fire was extinguished, but over 100 firefighters were still conducting defensive firefighting operations at the house, which "largely collapsed," Humphrey said.

By 7:45 p.m., fire crews extinguished the fire, and no firefighters were injured, according to Humphrey.  

"LAFD crews have no current confirmation of any person in the home at the time of the fire, though the building will be searched as mop-up continues into the night," Humphrey said.   

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Crews are expected to be at the scene through the night and into Tuesday morning.

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