A woman was found dead shortly after firefighters put out a fire at a detached garage in South Los Angeles, authorities said Sunday.
The fire was reported at 1:54 a.m. on the 200 block of West 42nd Street where the garage, which had apparently been converted to a living space, was fully engulfed in flames, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said.
It took 38 firefighters 15 minutes to put out the fire, Prange said.
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The woman's body was found inside.
The cause is under investigation.