PALOS VERDES ESTATES (CNS) - One person was killed when fire struck a home in Palos Verdes Estates, authorities said today.
The fire was reported at 11:05 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Via Del Monte, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Imy McBride.
The first arriving firefighters reported the two-story home was “fully charged with smoke,'' McBride said.
Firefighters put out the flames at 11:25 p.m., she said. The body of one person was found inside.
A fire official at the scene said the deceased is believed to be the only resident of the home and that the fire was believed to have started on a couch.
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