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More on the Hollywood Hills Home Fire: Priceless Art & Ferraris Burned, Victim Unhappy with LAFD Response Time
More details are coming out about that home that burned in the Hollywood Hills this morning. Among the items allegedly burned were a priceless art collection including works commission by Napoleon Bonaparte and a Faberge egg, according to KTLA, who spoke to the owner, lawyer Brian Witzer. Additionally, a multi-million dollar Ferrari collection was damaged. An electrical short in a 600-gallon aquarium may have started the fire, Witzer believes. He also told KTLA that he is upset the the fire department's response time. He says it took them a half hour to arrive, but Los Angeles Fire Department officials say that's not true.
"911 Dispatchers were notified that our Units were on scene less than 8 minutes," said Erik Scott, an LAFD spokesperson.
The fire was first called in at 6:32 a.m. and was knocked down by 7:10 a.m., according to the fire department. The mansion, located at 2047 North Sunset Plaza Drive, is accessed via narrow and windy roads, which are more difficult for fire trucks to navigate.
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