EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person was killed and another critically injured in a house fire in El Monte Thursday evening.
LA County Fire was called to the 12300 block of Felipe Street just after 10:05 p.m.
They said they found the single-story home fully engulfed.
During a primary search, firefighters found an elderly woman in full cardiac arrest. A secondary search found a second victim.
A 55-year-old man was able to escape the blaze, according to officials.
The fire was declared knocked down in about 20 minutes.