SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A fire tore through a two-story home in the Vermont Knolls area of South Los Angeles Friday morning.
The blaze erupted in the attic of the residence near S. Vermont Ave and W. 74th St shortly after 5 a.m., fire officials said.
The bars on the windows and doors of the home made the fire difficult to knock down since firefighters could not gain access from all sides of the building.
The blaze was extinguished in about 45 minutes. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.