LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters Tuesday morning found a body in the debris of a century-old hillside home in Eagle Rock which was destroyed in a blaze Monday night.
Los Angeles Fire Department crews and Urban Search & Rescue experts returned to the home, located in the 1100 block of West Oak Grove Drive, to search for a man who neighbors and relatives said sometimes lives at the home, but not immediately located after the fire was extinguished.
LAFD confirmed Tuesday that searchers found a body inside the destroyed home. The identity of the victim was not confirmed.
The fire sparked at around 5:45 p.m. Monday at the 110-year-old, 1,648 square-foot home, before spreading into nearby vegetation, LAFD reports. The fire also spread to the vegetation around the home.
The house collapsed during the firefight. It took about two hours for crews to bring the blaze under control.
No firefighters were hurt. Crews remained on scene through the night.
Neighbors and relatives had told firefighters that an older man sometimes lives at the home and he could not initially be located, LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey said Monday night.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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