Person found dead in Pico-Union house fire, fire officials say

PICO-UNION, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A person was found dead in a house fire in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles early Wednesday.

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded to the structure fire, burning on the second floor of the home, at about 3:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of S. New Hampshire Avenue.

Sixty firefighters knocked down the blaze in 48 minutes, officials said. Fire crews soon discovered a person was dead inside the home. The victim's age and gender were not immediately released.

No other injuries were reported in the blaze.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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