A 74 year-old man died Monday in a fire in a unit of a seniors high-rise building in Koreatown, authorities said.
The fire was reported at 10:48 p.m. in a third floor apartment at 616 South Normandie Ave., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
Firefighters quickly doused the flames, but the man died at the scene, Stewart said.
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The blaze broke out on the third floor of the multi-level structure and did not spread. Fire crews evacuated some residents before they were able to put out the flames.
The cause of the fire continues to be under investigation.