Woman killed in Woodland Hills condo fire

Los Angeles firefighters knocked down a fire at a four-story building near Burbank Boulevard and Owensmouth Avenue in Woodland Hills Saturday, April 25, 2015.

A woman in her 40s was killed after a fast-moving fire ripped through her condominium in Woodland Hills Saturday night.

The blaze broke out in a four-story building near Burbank Boulevard and Owensmouth Avenue just after 9:30 p.m.

An adult male resident, who is related to the victim, was rescued by firefighters and transported by ambulance to a local hospital in serious condition. He sustained a severe burn injury and smoke exposure, firefighters said.

It took 49 firefighters 24 minutes to knock down the flames, and the damage was contained to one second-floor unit.

During the fire attack, firefighters discovered the body of a woman. She was declared dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators have declared the blaze to be accidental in nature. Monetary loss from the fire was estimated at about $500,000.
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