Flames gutted the two-story house in the 2100 block of Basil Lane near Beverly Glen Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
After putting the blaze out, firefighters found the body of a 79-year-old woman in her bedroom.
The victim’s 50-year-old son, who also lived there, was injured. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to be OK.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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