Los Angeles Fire Department truck. MyNewsLA.com photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles Fire Department truck. MyNewsLA.com photo by John Schreiber.

Deadly heavy, cold smoke from an extinguished couch blaze in a South Los Angeles house killed a 53-year-old woman despite the rescue efforts of firefighters, authorities said Monday.

There was light smoke showing from the single family home when firefighters arrived, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. “Upon entering the structure, they found a fire out, with heavy, cold smoke in the house.”

The fire had burned an overstuffed couch, she said. The woman who resided in the house was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Stewart said.

The house had smoke alarms but it is not known if they were functioning, she said.

The fire was reported at 10:41 p.m. Sunday at 3730 South Edgehill Dr., said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The incident was under investigation by the LAFD Arson and Counter Terrorism Section, Stewart said. However, there was no word from authorities about possible arson.

[symple_googlemap title=”Leimert fire” location=”3730 South Edgehill Dr., South LA, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”16″]

—City News Service

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