PACIFIC PALISADES—Five people were injured, two critically, in a fire that started in the grass between two homes on the hillside of a Pacific Palisade’s neighborhood on Thursday, April 13.
Firefighters responded to the scene—the 16500 bock of W. Las Casas Place—at about 2:15 a.m., and found the first floor of one of the homes engulfed in flames. The blaze spread to a neighboring home about 10 feet away before it was extinguished by 88 firefighters. It took about 45 minutes for firefighters to extinguish the flames.
One of the homes belonged to a family of four. The couple, a 67-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were hospitalized and listed in critical condition. Their children, a 17-year-old girl and 14-year-old girl, suffered minor smoke inhalation and were listed in fair condition, indicated Capt. Erik Scott with the LAFD in a statement.
One of the homes damaged belong to Swedish TV star Gunilla Persson.
A 91-year-old woman was rescued from the second home and hospitalized as a precaution, Scott noted. Firefighters rescued a cat and a dog, but a second cat died in the fire. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.