A 50-year-old woman is dead following a fire at a Pacific Palisades townhouse early Saturday morning, fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 17000 block of Palisades Circle at about 3:50 a.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
The victim was found in an upstairs bedroom of the three-bedroom residence, Humphrey said in a statement. The room was "heavily burnt."
Another woman, 70, was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
11:05 a.m.: This article has been updated with new information from fire officials.