SILVER LAKE (CBSLA) – Firefighters found an elderly woman dead Friday night in a fire in a cluttered Silver Lake apartment.


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The blaze in the 2800 block of West Riverside Drive was reported at about 7:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Crews arrived on scene to find flames coming from inside the third-floor unit. While extinguishing the fire, crews discovered the victim’s body inside. Her name was not released.

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The blaze, which was quickly knocked down within 15 minutes, did not spread to any other apartments in the four-story complex, which has 160 units. LAFD said.

The apartment where the fire broke out was cluttered with “excessive personal storage,” LAFD reports. The unit had a working smoke alarm but no sprinklers.

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The coroner is investigating the exact cause of the woman’s death, while the fire department is investigating the cause of the fire.