LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – One person was found dead in a massive commercial fire in South Los Angeles early Tuesday morning.
The greater-alarm fire was reported in the 1800 block of East 57th Street at 11:57 p.m. Monday.READ MORE: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Subway Train In Westlake District
Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to find a one-story metal-clad commercial building ablaze, with the flames threatening to spread to several surrounding structures.READ MORE: LA Begins Process To Make Al Fresco Outdoor Dining Program Permanent
Crews took a defensive position, protecting the surrounding structures. It took 67 firefighters about 72 minutes to bring the fire under control.
One person was found dead. The victim was not identified.MORE NEWS: CDC Advisory Committee Recommends Pfizer's COVID Vaccine For Kids As Young As 12
The cause of the person’s death and the cause of the fire are under investigation.