A blaze badly damaged a home in the Hollywood Hills that once was occupied by actor Jack Nicholson, injuring two firefighters.
Fire officials say the blaze broke out shortly before 8 p.m. Friday at a house perched on a slope in the Hollywood Hills.
Nicholson owns the property but no longer lives there, NBC Los Angeles reported. Current occupant Bill Tynan told firefighters that he escaped after waking up to the smell of smoke.
Matt Spence, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said nearly 90 firefighters were on scene with two being taken to a hospital, reportedly to be treated for heat exhaustion.
"This is a large house on a precarious slope," Spence said according to NBC Los Angeles. "It is difficult, and access is touch because of small, windy roads in that area."
The fire was knocked down in about 1 ½ hours. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
According to the Nexis service, Nicholson had lived in the house at one time. After-hours phone messages left for two of Nicholson's representatives were not immediately returned.