ECHO PARK ( — One person reportedly was killed and five others injured in a house fire that erupted in Echo Park Saturday night.

Around 60 firefighters were called shortly after 8 a.m. to the 800 block of Alvarado Street, where a home was engulfed in flames, according to LAFD spokesperson Erik Scott.

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Witness Arturo Suarez was staying with his family in the hotel next door when he was jolted awake: “We heard somebody banging on the door get out, ‘Get out! There’s a fire!’…The flames, you could see them licking up against the [hotel] building.”

Crews knocked down the blaze in 36 minutes.

According to Scott, a man sleeping in a converted attic room became trapped inside and died. His four other roommates survived the blaze: two men men were hospitalized in critical condition, and another man and a woman were also injured and treated at the scene.

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The death shocked nearby residents.

“Oh, my god. Wow…you just made my heart skip a beat,” Suarez said upon learning of the fatality. “Somebody died 20 feet away from us…that could have been us.”

One firefighter was injured and treated for minor burns.

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Investigators haven’t yet determined the cause of the fire but don’t believe it’s suspicious. They say the home’s smoke alarms may not have been working.