LOS ANGELES—Firefighters found the remains of a person Dec. 3 after knocking down a fire that encompassed a primary home and two back houses in the Sylmar neighborhood, where they reported heavy ammunition being “cooked off.”
Crews dispatched at 5:36 a.m. to 13755 N. Glenoaks Blvd. and had the greater alarm blaze out at 5:59 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
“While remaining in a defensive position due to heavy ammunition going off, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in all three structures,” the LAFD’s Margaret Stewart said. “Crews will work to address hot spots without entering the structure.”
The remains of a person was found in the debris, fire officials said. The victim’s age and gender were not immediately available.
Authorities said weapons were also found at the site. A bomb squad was called to the location, as well as an arson detail.
The three residences were “red-tagged” by Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.
“LAFD crews will be working throughout the day alongside fire cause investigators, police officials and the Medical Examiner to assure hazard abatement that allows for a safe, thorough and methodical investigation of the fire scene, and removal of the decedent,” the LAFD said in a statement.