By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, suffering from burns sustained during a fire Saturday at a two-story vacant/boarded-up home in East Hollywood that contained evidence of a homeless encampment and was the site of a previous burn.

Firefighters dispatched at 6:56 a.m. to the 4800 block of West Melrose Avenue, a home built in 1913, had the blaze out at 7:08 a.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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“A severely burned adult male civilian was encountered outside the home on LAPD arrival,” Humphrey said. “He was transported to an area burn center in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.”

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“Though the premises contained evidence of a homeless encampment, the specific cause of the fire remains under investigation,” he said.

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