LAKE VIEW TERRACE — A fire in a two-story house Saturday night killed an elderly woman and injured two people, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The single-family home in the 11400 block of Sunburst Street near Eldridge Avenue was possibly being used as a drug lab, spokesman Jim Wells said.
"Apparently there are some chemicals there," he said. The cause of the fire, which may have involved a chemical explosion, was being investigated by a hazardous materials squad.
If evidence of criminal activity is found, the Los Angeles Police Department will join the investigation, said Sgt. Terry McBride of the LAPD's Foothill Division.