LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at a Los Angeles home has killed a man in his 90s who was described as living in pack-rat conditions.
Fire officials say the blaze shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday sent flames through the roof and a plume of black smoke over the house near Exposition Park.
About 50 firefighters doused the flames in about a half-hour but one received a leg burn. City News Service says the firefighter is in fair condition.
Authorities say the man's body was found in the front room. He's the 16th person to die in a house fire in the city this year.
Fire officials also say the home didn't have any smoke alarms.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.