02/18/2011 05:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Glenn L. Allen, Firefighter Injured In Hollywood Hills House Fire, Has Died

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KTLA) -- Fire officials say one of their own has died from injuries suffered while battle a huge fire at a home in the Hollywood Hills early Thursday morning.

38-year veteran Glenn L. Allen died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

He was 61 and about a year from retirement and was expecting a grandchild this week.

The fire broke out around 11:20 p.m. at an upscale, 6,000-square-feet home in the 1500 block of N. Viewsite Drive.

The fire appears to have started near a fireplace and then extended into the attic, according to L.A. City Fire Deputy Chief Mario Rueda.

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