Neighbors Rescue Woman in Lakewood House Fire That Left 1 Man Dead

A house fire in Lakewood early Saturday left a man dead and a woman injured, officials said.

Crews place a woman into an ambulance at the scene of a house fire in Lakewood on April 14, 2018. (Credit: Onscene.tv / KTLA)

Crews place a woman into an ambulance at the scene of a house fire in Lakewood on April 14, 2018. (Credit: Onscene.tv / KTLA)

Crews responded to the 19900 block of Corby Avenue, near Los Coyotes Diagonal, when neighbors called about a blaze at around 1:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Firefighters reported seeing smoke and flames coming out of a residence when they arrived.

When two brothers who lived behind the home heard screaming, they jumped over a wall and helped out a woman trying to get out of the back bedroom window, Capt. Kevin Laidlaw said. The woman suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, Laidlaw said.

A man believed to be her brother was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fire Department.

Authorities have not identified the victims.

While the cause of the fire remained under investigation, Laidlaw said officials did not suspect foul play.