UPDATE: Fire burns front of Newhall house, attic

Smoke billows out of a home on the 22300 block of Arch Street in Newhall on Dec. 1, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
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Fire destroyed the front of a house in Newhall Friday afternoon and moved into the attic before firefighters brought in under control.

Flames and smoke seen coming from a house in Newhall prompted a response by firefighters Friday afternoon.

Firefighters work to vent smoke from a home on the 24200 block of Arch Street in Newhall on Dec. 1, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

Shortly after 1:35 p.m., fire and smoke was seen coming from the front of a house on the 24200 block of Arch Street.

“We have a working fire,” Supervisor Imy McBride of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal.

Firefighters assess a fire ravaged home on the 24200 block of Arch Street in Newhall on Dec. 1, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

At least half a dozen fire engines from the Fire Department’s Battalion 6 were dispatched to the fire.

Shortly after 2:10 p.m., firefighters reported having much of the fire under control.

“This was an interior fire that extended into the attic,” Fire Department Supervisor Bernard Peters said.

“Right now, they’re pulling insulation out of the attic,” he said shortly before 2:15 p.m.

firefighters also removed furniture from the badly charred structure.

There were no reports of injury.

A Southern California Edison utility worker services a power line above a house fire on Dec. 1, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal

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