One person was killed in a house fire in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach.

Firefighters responded about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 1000 block of Marcellus Street, near California Avenue, and quickly extinguished the flames, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.

One person was found dead inside. Two others were able to escape the fire and the Red Cross was called in to assist them.

The age, gender and name of the victim were not disclosed.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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