A fire burned inside the walls of a three-story hillside home in the steep hills north of Echo Park Sunday, causing fire engines to jam up on steep and narrow streets.
The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. and burned a home at 1616 W. Landa St., said Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
With 76 firefighters on the scene, the flames were confined to the home in 43 minutes, Spence said.
Smoke was visible from the adjacent interchange of the Golden State and Glendale freeways, CHP officers said.
There was no extension of the fire into grass or brush, Spence said. But building inspectors were being called in because support walls for the three-story home may have been damaged, firefighters at the scene said.
Other firefighters said their engineers were having access problems on the narrow streets, which are some of the steepest and narrowest in the city.
No injuries were immediately reported.