WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Two people were found dead Thursday following a fire inside a Whittier home.
The blaze was reported at 7:20 a.m. in the second-floor of an apartment over a garage in the 13500 block of Via Del Palma Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
“We seen a lot of smoke coming out, my husband tried to help my landlord to open the front door to try and get the hose inside,” Hilda Ortiz, who was living in the front house, said.
Ortiz’s husband was unable to make it into the home before firefighters arrived on scene.
“While they were checking for victims, they found two deceased inside the structure,” LA County Fire Inspector Keith Mora told KNX1070’s Margaret Carrero.