East Valinda home scorched in blaze

EAST VALINDA — A fire badly damaged a home early Thursday, though the residents escaped injury, officials said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a blaze about 6:20 a.m. at the rear house on a property in the 200 block of North Hambledon Avenue, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson said.
The home was well-involved with fire when firefighters arrived, however the home’s residents had gotten out safely, according to fire and sheriff’s officials said.
Firefighters battled the blaze for more than 20 minutes before it was extinguished, Johnson said.
The damage to the home was extensive, however a dollar-value estimate was not immediately available, officials said. The cause of the remained under investigation.
The Red Cross was summoned to the scene to help find temporary lodging for eight adults and two children displaced from the home, Johnson said.
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