Fire Breaks Out in San Fernando Valley Neighborhood

No one was hurt in the blaze, which took crews 46 minutes to knock down

By Samantha Tata and Jason Kandel
|  Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 9:23 PM PDT
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A firefighter battles a blaze that broke out in a 8900 block of Noble Avenue in North Hills, a residential neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

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A fire broke out in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood Thursday and multiple structures burned amid fire weather warnings.

The blaze broke out about 2:45 p.m. in the 8900 block of Noble Avenue in North Hills, fire officials said.

Some 55 firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze in about 46 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A single-family home and two garages burned, the department said in an email alert. Aerial footage showed what appeared to be a car on fire, as well.

A plume of smoke billowing up from the blaze (pictured below) could be seen for miles.

No was one hurt in the fire. The cause is under investigation.

Temperatures in North Hills were in the high 70s Thursday afternoon with 13 percent humidity. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the area, saying that gusty winds and low humidity may bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of the Southland.

Fire concerns are heightened as Southern California is on track to mark the driest January in history and the state's lack of rainfall prompted Gov. Jerry Brown last week to declare a drought emergency.

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