Neighbor helps family escape as fire destroys home

A family escaped safely from a fire that destroyed their home in South Los Angeles early Friday morning.

The LA Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire around 4 a.m. in the 1400 block of West 49th Street.

A neighbor used his garden hose to spray the flames as a 9-year-old girl inside the burning house helped save her young brothers.

Nine people in total escaped the fire unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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