A fire heavily damaged a five-story hillside house in Pacific Palisades Wednesday morning, but no one was hurt.
Firefighters sent to the 800 block of North Las Casas Avenue about 5 a.m. found the home fully engulfed in flames, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The firefighters went into a defensive mode, battling the blaze from the exterior as they worked to extinguish the flames and prevent them from spreading to other structures, an effort that appeared to succeed.
The fire was declared a knockdown around 7 a.m., according to fire officials.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.