TWO Los Angeles firefighters were injured in a blaze at a house owned by legendary film star Jack Nicholson in the Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Eighty firefighters responded to the blaze at the large two-story house, which broke out shortly before 8:00pm Friday night, Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) spokesman Matt Spence said.
Two firefighters were sent to a local hospital for observation after sustaining unspecified injuries, the LAFD said in a statement Saturday.
“After an exhausting battle that lasted nearly one and a half hours, 80 Firefighters officially declared a ‘knockdown’ and the Incident Commander’s initial fear of this fire extending into the surrounding brush, was not realized,” the LAFD statement said.
“The cause of this Friday night blaze remains under active investigation and the dollar loss is still being tabulated.”
KTLA-TV reported that Oscar winner Nicholson was renting the house out to actor William Tynan, who he starred with in “The Two Jakes.”
Tynan was in the home at the time and called 911 after smelling smoke, the network said.