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Man found dead after Los Angeles house fire

LOS ANGELES — A man was found dead after Los Angeles firefighters extinguished an early morning fire in a home in the Sunland area.

The Fire Department says a female housemate in the rear of the home was awakened by smoke and grabbed her cellphone to call 911 as she escaped early Friday, but not before suffering smoke inhalation.

The body of the 52-year-old man was found in the front portion of the one-story home where there was heavy fire damage.

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says here’s no immediate evidence of a functional smoke alarm in the house.