A man in his twenties was killed and a firefighter was injured in a Thursday morning fire that damaged a home in the Harvard Heights area west of downtown Los Angeles.
Firefighters responded to the 2800 block on West 14th Street around 6:30 a.m. and put out the flames in the two-story building in about half an hour.
according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The dead victim was found in his bed, the fire department said. Details of his identity were initially not known.
The firefighter suffered an injury that was described as not life threatening.
Four other residents of the house escaped the flames.
The cause of the fire was investigated.