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One dead in fire at Westlake office building

Firefighters have knocked down a large blaze in which one person died at an office building in Westlake, authorities said. 

Firefighters rescued three people from the two-story building, but one person was confirmed dead at the scene, said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The four were described as “unauthorized occupants” of the building, Humphrey said.

Los Angeles police have interviewed a “person of interest” and the fire remains under investigation, Humphrey said. 

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Fire crews arrived just after 7 p.m. to find flames engulfing a large building at 2411 W. 8th St., Humphrey said. There were 145 firefighters on scene to knock down the blaze, which took about 2 hours and 20 minutes.


UPDATES:

9:50 p.m.: This article was updated with the fire being knocked down and other details.

This article was originally published at 8:41 p.m.

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