Woman Found Dead in Valley Village House Blaze with ‘Excessive Storage Conditions’

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Los Angeles firefighters battle a house blaze that was threatening two other buildings in Valley Village on July 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

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A woman was found dead under debris in a home with “excessive storage conditions” after a blaze in Valley Village, officials said Friday.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident about 7:40 a.m. in the 4600 block of Farmdale Avenue and material continued to burn through the morning, the agency said. The fire was eventually knocked down.

The fire department later reported that a woman had died in the fire, but her identity was not released.

The house was described as being a one-story single-family dwelling, with items stacked from “floor to ceiling” and approximately 18-inch aisles, officials said.

Heavy fire and smoke was reported through the roof and the blaze was exposed to two buildings, which firefighters were defending.

A firefighter was injured during the incident but was in fair condition, officials said.

firefighter was injured while battling a house fire that was threatening two other buildings due to “excessive storage conditions,” in Valley Village Friday morning, officials said.

The firefighter is in fair condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Feven Kiflegiorgis contributed to this story.  

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