A mother and her adult son were both pronounced dead Thursday morning after being found inside a burning home in Hyde Park.
The fire was reported about 1:40 a.m. at a two-story home in the 4200 block of West 62nd Street, according to an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Neighbors described hearing popping noises and called 911 when they saw the fire.
During the firefight, emergency responders on the second story of the home found a woman on the floor, said Capt. Dan Curry with the Fire Department.
A second victim was found downstairs after firefighters extinguished the blaze, Curry said.
Both victims, who Curry said were mother and son, were pronounced dead following the fire.
Family members said the woman was 74 years old and her son was 48.
Witnesses said the 48-year-old man had actually escaped the fire at one point but went back inside, however Curry could not confirm the account.
The woman’s husband was also inside the home when the fire broke out, Curry said.
"He jumped off the first floor and was transported to a local hospital," Curry said.
The man, who family members said was 77 years old, was treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
Investigators said the home did have working smoke detectors at the time of the fire.
It took 78 firefighters about 49 minutes to eventually knock down the blaze, the Fire Department stated.
Arson investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.