Firefighters climbed a steep hillside Friday morning and used a water-dropping helicopter to attack a fire that burned brush and a structure in the Hollywood Hills.
The fire was reported at about 6:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Mount Olympus Drive. It was not immediately clear whether the fire started in the house or in nearby brush.
Firefighters at the base of a steep hillside below the burning building blasted the fire with a water cannon and carried hoses up to the flames. Air drops helped knock down the fire, which spread to about a 1/2 acre of brush.
The house was vacant.