Firefighters Blast Hollywood Hills Fire With Water From Above and Below

The fire in the 2100 block of Mount Olympus Drive was knocked down with water drops and blasts from a water cannon at the base of a hillside

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. 

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