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Firefighters knock down blaze at Beverly Crest mansion

June 29, 2012 |  9:30 pm

Firefighters battled flames for more than an hour Friday evening at a "large mansion" in Beverly Crest near Franklin Canyon before extinguishing the blaze. 

The fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. at a two-story residence on Beverly Park Way, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Fire officials initially reported “moderate smoke” coming from the roof. 

About 7 p.m., officials said the flames began burning through the roof. More than 100 firefighters were involved, according to department spokesman Erik Scott.

One Beverly Hills firefighter was injured during the effort and taken to a hospital, Scott said. Officials did not immediately say how severe the injury was.

The fire was contained to the home. According to the real estate website Zillow, the home was last sold in 2011 for close to $19 million.

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