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One Person Pronounced Dead in East LA Commercial Building Fire

One person was pronounced dead Monday at the scene of a suspicious fire at a two-story commercial building in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles city firefighters were called to the structure at 3521 E. Whittier Blvd, south of Boyle Heights and just west of unincorporated East L.A. at 12:09 a.m. and found flames shooting through the roof when they rolled up, said LAFD spokesperson Katherine Main. The fire was knocked down at 12:50 a.m., she said.

The nature of the fire was suspicious, and an arson investigator was called to the scene, according to Main.

The deceased person’s name was not immediately available.