House Fire in Compton Leaves 2 People Injured, 2 Dogs Dead: LASD

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A house fire in Compton left two people injured and two dogs dead early Monday, according to authorities.

Crews respond to a house fire in Compton on March 19, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

Crews respond to a house fire in Compton on March 19, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

Deputies and Los Angeles County Fire officials responded to the incident in the 16300 block of South Essey Avenue at 12:43 a.m., the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. Crews extinguished the blaze in about 13 minutes, according to the Fire Department.

Two female victims suffered smoke inhalation, the Fire Department said. They were in critical condition and taken to local hospitals, according to the Sheriff's Department.

An individual who identified herself as a family member said the victims were her mother and her 17-year-old daughter, Brittney Razo, who goes by the name Alex. She said the two were in a coma.

A woman who said she rented the front portion of the home said she and the victims were watching TV and had no idea the house was burning until a neighbor came in and told them.

Authorities reported finding the family's two pet dogs dead.

Arson and explosives investigators were examining the incident.

Officials provided no further details.

Anyone with information can call the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department's Compton station at 310-605-6500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), using the mobile app "P3 Tips" or visiting

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