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.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
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.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
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.
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The home was built in 1924, the fire department said. The cause is under investigation.