A 10-year-old girl was killed and her family was hospitalized after a fire broke out at a home in Cypress Park early Saturday morning.
The fire was reported about 4:30 a.m. at a home in the 3300 block of North Thorpe Avenue.
A family of six lived in the home, which firefighters found well-involved in flames when they arrived, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson at the scene told KTLA.
A mother and father inside the home managed to help three of their children out a window but were still inside with one other child when firefighters arrived, the spokesperson said.
Firefighters were made aware that more victims were still inside the home so they made a very aggressive fire attack, Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said.
Once crews were able to gain access to the home, they managed to get the mother, father and a 10-year-old girl who was in critical condition outside.
All six family members were hospitalized, but the 10-year-old was pronounced dead, a LAFD news alert stated.
The conditions of the other victims were unknown.
One firefighter was also injured during the incident, according to the spokesperson.
Apparently, someone drove over a fire hose that came up and knocked the firefighter to the ground. The firefighter was taken to a local hospital.
The firefighter is in fair condition and is expected to be OK, Scott said.
Investigators found one fire alarm inside the home but were unsure if it was working at the time of the fire.
“Test your smoke alarms. It’s like having a soldier on duty 24-7 inside of your home,” Scott said following the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.