LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A vacant two-story home, built in 1913, caught fire Saturday morning with one man being rushed to an area burn center in critical condition due to severe injuries sustained in the blaze.
Reports of the East Hollywood fire in the 4800 block of West Melrose Avenue came in at 6:56 a.m. Firefighters had the fire extinguished by 7:08 a.m., according to Brian Humphrey, of the Los Angeles Fire Department.READ MORE: Suspect Joseph Jimenez Arrested In Corona Movie Theater Shooting Which Left Woman Dead, Man Wounded
The vacant home contained evidence of a homeless encampment and has been the site of a previous fire.READ MORE: LA City Council Set to Pass Restrictions On Homeless Encampments
Humphrey also said that the victim of the fire was encountered outside the home by Los Angeles Police Officers and that no other injuries were reported.
“Though the premises contained evidence of a homeless encampment, the specific cause of the fire remains under investigation,” he said.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Military Explosives Force Evacuation Of Downey Neighborhood
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