Two women dead after house fire breaks out in Baldwin Park

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- Two women were declared dead after a house fire in Baldwin Park and investigators are looking to determine the cause of the blaze.

The fire was reported in the 14700 block of Clark Street shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters and Baldwin Park police officers found two women unconscious inside the home. Both women died at the scene.

Fire officials say a third person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the house fire.

Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are helping the Baldwin Park Police Department with the death investigation. The women's names have not been released, but one was described as in her 50s and the other in her 80s. Both lived at the home.

Investigators are waiting on an autopsy to determine how the two women died.

Los Angeles County Fire Department arson investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. At this point, it's unknown if the fire was intentional or accidental, according to authorities.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the the LA County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500, or submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477.

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