The fire was reported in the 2000 block of North Edgemont Street near Ambrose Avenue.
LOS FELIZ, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man was found dead inside one of three vehicles that caught fire in the Los Feliz area Wednesday afternoon, investigators say.
The fire was reported at 1:12 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Edgemont Street near Ambrose Avenue. The fire originated where those three vehicles were parked right outside a back building. The fire then spread to what appeared to be a detached garage.
"It happened to be a garage with a living corridors on top of it - or a shop of some kind - which had three vehicles parked in front of in fire which extended to the structure itself and got in the attic," said an LAFD investigator at the scene. "So firefighters were able to start working on the structure, extinguish the vehicles and keep the fire confined."
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, as crews were extinguishing the flames, the remains of a man were found inside one of the vehicles.
It was unclear if the man - who was described only as an older man - died in the fire or was dead before the fire.
"A positive identification of the deceased, as well as the specific cause, time and manner of his death, will be determined by the Coroner's Office,'' Humphrey said in an LAFD statement.
The cause of fire remains under investigation.