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Body of woman discovered in L.A. fire

December 1, 2008 6:22:13 AM PST
A deadly fire in Ladera Heights is under investigation on Monday.The fire broke out on the 5400 block of La Cienega Boulevard early Monday morning.

Firefighters were responding to an unrelated medical assistance call when they smelled smoke.

After tracing the smoke to a triplex, they discovered the body of a woman. She was in an upstairs bedroom, where authorities believe the fire started.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, but the cause of death has not been determined yet.

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