STUDIO CITY—On Tuesday, February 22, the burned remains of a woman were found in a house fire that broke out around 3 a.m. in Studio City.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the 1200-square-foot single family home at 4315 N. Bluebell Ave. when neighbors reported the possibility that an individual remained inside. “Fire crews forced their way through the front of the residence and were quickly met with flames just inside the entry way. They mounted a bold and decisive attack on the fire, while continuing a systematic search of the smoke charged residence, but were initially unsuccessful in locating anyone,” states the Los Angeles Fire Department press release.
Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Devin Gales said firefighters were able to confine the flames to just the living room where firefighters found the body near the final stages of extinguishment. The early morning blaze was extinguished in 17 minutes.
The home reportedly had no smoke alarms present, with no obvious obstacle for a possible escape.
A positive identification of the deceased, as well as the cause, manner and time of death will be determined by Coroner officials. The LAFD reports that the body could be female. The cause of the fire is under investigation.