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North Hollywood fire: Elderly man found dead in home

Flames rip through a home in the 6900 block of Agnes Avenue in North Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

October 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire at a North Hollywood home that killed an elderly man.

The fire was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 6900 block of Agnes Avenue.

Firefighters arrived and found the home engulfed in flames. Crews say a woman heard the smoke alarm and was able to get out.

Once firefighters made their way inside, they found the body of her 87-year-old husband.

The woman was rushed to the hospital. There was no immediate word on her condition.