COMPTON (CBSLA) — Arson investigators were on the scene where an early morning house fire sent a woman and her teenage grandson to the hospital and killed two dogs.

The fire was reported at 12:45 a.m. in the 16000 block of Essey Avenue, in unincorporated East Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The flames were put out within 20 minutes, but not before causing items inside the home and power lines above the house to spark and pop, posing some danger to firefighters.

A woman in her 70s, Lydia, and her 17-year-old grandson, Alex Razo, had been sleeping in a room beyond the flames, but had to be carried out of the house by firefighters because they had inhaled so much smoke.

Both were taken to a trauma center in critical condition.

Two dogs were also killed in the fire. Arson investigators were dispatched to the scene.

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