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Still no cause in fire that destroyed Jack Nicholson home

September 12, 2011 |  7:52 am

Fire At Hollywood Hills Home Owned By Jack Nicholson

Fire officials were continuing to investigate the case of a fire Friday night that destroyed a Hollywood Hills home owned by actor Jack Nicholson and that injured 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.

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.

Nicholson is listed as the owner, but he does not live there.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials said the blaze was reported as a brush fire and that at this time it appears to be accidental, but no firm cause has been determined.

According to City News Service, chemicals in a garage might have helped spread the fire.


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Photo: The burning home. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5