Person found dead inside RV after fire in Cheviot Hills area

An RV is seen damaged after firefighters extinguished the blaze in the Cheviot Hills area on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

Arson investigators responded after a body was found inside an RV that caught fire in the Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles.

The RV fire was reported at about 11:15 a.m. in an alley in the 2700 block of S. Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

It was later confirmed a person was found dead inside the vehicle, and arson investigators were investigating the scene.

Authorities said the victim was a 46-year-old man who lived in the RV with his wife and two dogs. The couple returned to find the RV on fire, so the man re-entered the RV to try to rescue his dogs.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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