1 person found dead inside home that caught on fire in Highland Park, LAFD says

HIGHLAND PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One person was found dead inside a Highland Park home that was engulfed in a fast-moving fire late Monday night.

Firefighters responded to the 200 block of South Avenue 52 at about 11 p.m., and found a one-story single-family home with heavy fire and structures threatened on three sides, according to the L.A. Fire Department.

It took firefighters 40 minutes to put out the fire, and quickly discovered a person inside the home, officials say. The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses say they busted down the front door to help, but the smoke was too think to enter.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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