Firefighter Injured in Los Angeles Mansion Blaze

A Beverly Hills firefighter was seriously injured after he was struck in the head by a beam while battling a blaze at a mansion Friday night.


A Beverly Hills firefighter was injured battling a large mansion fire in a gated community Friday night.

Crews responded to 50 Beverly Park Way around 6:30 p.m. and were able to save a vast majority of the multimillion dollar residence, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department news release.

Firefighter forced entry through the gates to the community and found smoke pouring from the root of the two-story French chateau-style mansion and then forced entry into the 15,480 square-foot structure.

The flames rapidly spread, though fire crews were assisted by residential fire sprinklers installed in the residence.

Crews ventilated the roof as flames burned throughout the attic. Portions of the roof and interior ceiling began to collapse.

The injured firefighter was struck in the head by a beam and was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.

There were no other injuries reported.

Over 100 Los Angeles Firefighters and crews from the Beverly Hills Fire Department were able to extinguish the flames in just over an hour.

Officials believe that a torch used during an exterior waterproofing operation may have sparked the blaze, though the cause is still under investigation.

Damages are estimated at $1.25 million, though a majority of the structure was saved.