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Two Die In Strip Mall Fire In South L.A.
Two people died after they were removed from a burning strip mall on Thursday morning, reports NBC 4.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire was first reported at 5:35 a.m. on the 4700 block of South Broadway Street in South Los Angeles. At the scene, a male and a female were pulled from a one-story strip mall that was ablaze. The LAFD adds that the individuals were reported to be living in a unit in the building. The woman is believed to be in her 40s, while the age of the man has not been released. Both individuals were in "grave condition" as they were being transported. They were later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The LAFD Arson Unit is on the scene investigating the cause of the fire.