By CBSLA Staff

EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA) – One woman was found dead and a second was rescued after a fire engulfed a nearly 100-year-old home in Eagle Rock early Monday morning.

The blaze was reported just after 3 a.m. in the 5100 block of North Vincent Avenue.

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Dec. 28, 2020. (CBSLA)

Los Angeles firefighters responded to find heavy flames coming from the back of a one-story home.

While battling the fire, crews rescued one elderly woman whose husband had escaped prior to their arrival.

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However, they later found a woman in her 50s dead inside the home. She was not immediately identified.

The elderly couple, who are believed to own the home, were taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Their relationship to the woman who perished was not confirmed.

It took about 20 minutes to knock down the flames.

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The home was built in 1924, the fire department said. The cause is under investigation.