LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say one person is dead and three others had to be rescued from a major fire in a two-story office building near downtown Los Angeles.
City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says the fire broke out at about 7 p.m. Monday in a building that is supposed to be vacant, but at least five unauthorized people were inside.
Humphrey says nearly 150 firefighters have had to assume a defensive position because of the heavy flames burning at the building in the Westlake District.
He says of police are interviewing one of the occupants, calling him a person of interest in the investigation of the blaze.
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