Los Angeles fire officials say five people were injured - at least one of them critically - when flames ripped through a hillside home.
City fire Capt. Erik Scott says the blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday in the Pacific Palisades area.
Officials say a 53-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition. The conditions of four other patients were not immediately known. They are a 90-year-old woman, a 67-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl.
Scott says a pet cat died in the fire.
It took nearly 90 firefighters less than an hour to knock down the flames.
The cause is under investigation.