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Home owned by Jack Nicholson badly damaged in fire

September 10, 2011 |  8:53 am


Jack Nicholson was renting out a home that caught fire Friday night in the Hollywood Hills, injuring two firefighters.

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.”

KTLA News reported that the actor is listed as the owner, but he does not live there. The station said he was renting it out to two other actors.

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Photo: KTLA-TV