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'Improper Heating Device' May Have Led to House Fire & Fatality

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An early morning fire in South L.A. led to the discovery of a dead body. At 4:47 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department was alerted to smoke coming out of a single story home in the Cantebury Knolls neighborhood. The fire, located on the 1110 block of 76th Street, was extinguished in 12 minutes. LAFD Spokesman Brian Humphrey said that although the cause remains under investigation, all signs "point to" an "improper heating device."

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