Fire investigation in Mid-City

Investigators at the site of a house fire Tuesday in Mid-City that left a man dead. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / January 28, 2014)

A fire that broke out at a Mid-City home early Tuesday left one person dead and two others suffering from possible smoke inhalation.

The fire at the one-story home at 2305 South Orange Drive was reported at 5:36 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the blaze, but according to an alert from the LAFD, the fire was in one room. 

It took 55 firefighters about 14 minutes to knock it down, Main said.

[Updated, 7 a.m. PST Jan. 28: The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that an adult male victim of the Mid-City home fire, who was earlier reported to be in grave condition, has died. Two others injured in the fire did not need to be taken to a hospital, the LAFD said.]

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