An investigation is underway Tuesday after an overnight fire burned through a Hollywood home where one person was found dead.
The blaze was reported around 9:48 p.m. in the 6000 block of Fountain Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in a news alert.
Arriving firefighters found a small, one-story home with light smoke showing and initiated an offensive attack.
The fire was burning in one room of the home and was quickly extinguished, according to the fire department.
The unidentified body of a man was located as crews searched the home after the fire.
“The preliminary investigation indicates a potential suspicious death prior to the fire,” the fire department stated.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office said the death was initially reported as a suicide.
Neighbors said two dogs were also rescued from the home.
There was no word on whether the home had working smoke detectors.
The fire department and the Los Angeles Police department are conducting an investigation.