Investigation Continuing into Cause of Venice House Fire

VENICE (CNS) - The investigation was continuing today into the cause of a fire that damaged a 108-year-old house in Venice and injured a dog.

The fire was reported in the 100 block of East Club House Avenue  at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“Firefighters arrived quickly to find an outside fire had extended into a 1,206-square-foot one-story home,'' Humphrey said.

“With reports that a person may have been trapped inside the residence, a relentless and well-coordinated offensive fire attack ensued, with a simultaneous  double search of the premises,'' Humphrey said. “Though no persons were discovered inside or injured by the fire, the Department of Animal Services was immediately notified of a seriously injured pet.''

Twenty-six firefighters extinguished the flames in 18 minutes, Humphrey said.

“At this early stage of the investigation, there is no evidence that indicates the involvement of a person experiencing homelessness,'' Humphrey said.

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