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Lake Los Angeles house fire may have been sparked by barbecue

Firefighters battle a house fire on the 39300 block of 180th Street in Lake Los Angeles on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

July 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A barbecue may be to blame for an early morning fire in Lake Los Angeles on Thursday.

The blaze gutted a home on the 39300 block of 180th Street. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was engulfed in flames.

It took crews about 45 minutes to put the fire out.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene for exhaustion.

The homeowner believes barbecue coals may have sparked the fire. Investigators haven't decided the official cause.