Los Angeles house fire kills 1, injures 5

Jul 4, 2015 3:24 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man trapped in a burning Los Angeles home has died and five other people have been injured, two of them critically.

The Echo Park home went up in flames shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday. More than 50 firefighters doused the blaze in about a half-hour. The dead man was found inside the single-story house.

City fire spokesman Erik Scott tells the Los Angeles Times that the attic had been converted into a living space.

Two other men were hospitalized in critical condition.

A man and a woman had minor injuries. A firefighter also was treated for minor injuries.

A nearby hotel was evacuated during the blaze.

There's no word on what sparked the fire and or whether the home was equipped with smoke alarms.

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