El Sereno House Fire Rescue

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At 9:16 p.m. Saturday night, LAFD responded to a reported structure fire in the 3400 block of Linda Vista Terrace. Firefighters located a residential home with heavy smoke and fire showing, and began operations to attack the blaze. Pack rat conditions increased the difficulty of fighting the fire, and knockdown was achieved approximately 45 minutes later. Five occupants were reported inside the residency at the time of the fire, and all five were evacuated successfully. The two family dogs reported missing, with one dog later found and declared deceased at the scene.