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2 firefighters injured battling blaze at Hollywood Hills home

Two firefighters were taken to a hospital Friday night after battling a blaze that destroyed a home in the Hollywood Hills owned by actor Jack Nicholson, according to authorities and wire reports.

The fire broke out in a two-story, single-family home in the 7300 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive about 7:55 p.m., said Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

About 85 firefighters responded to the blaze. Spence said the extent of injuries to the two firefighters was unclear.

It took crews a little more than 90 minutes to knock down the flames at what Spence described as a "large" home, and firefighters struggled to ensure that it did not spread to brush near the house, Spence said.

“It was tricky, just because of where it was, on a hillside, dark, windy roads, a lot of brush,” he said, adding that “it’s extremely dark up there.”

Wire services reported that Nicholson had purchased the home years ago and was renting it out.

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