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66-year-old woman dead, 4 others hospitalized in Boyle Heights house fire

66-year-old woman dead, 4 others hospitalized in Boyle Heights house fire
A house fire in Boyle Heights killed a 66-year-old woman and sent four other people to a hospital. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Fire Department)

A 66-year-old woman was killed and four other people were hospitalized after a house fire Saturday in Boyle Heights, authorities said.

The woman was found unconscious inside the one-story home in the 2200 block of Sheridan Street by firefighters, who were dispatched about 4 a.m. The woman was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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Four others inside the home were also hospitalized, including a 34-year-old woman in critical condition with burns and smoke inhalation. A 3-year-old boy, a 66-year-old man and a 35-year-old man were in serious condition with possible smoke inhalation, fire officials said.

It took 41 firefighters 29 minutes to extinguish heavy flames that were primarily in the front of the home, authorities said.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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