Woman and her dog killed in Sherman Oaks apartment building fire

A woman and her dog were found dead after a fire ignited inside an apartment building in Sherman Oaks overnight, fire authorities said.

Los Angeles City firefighters were called to a three-story apartment building at 5259 Sepulveda Boulevard, near Magnolia Blvd., around 4:25 a.m.

Video posted to the Citizen App shows some activity as fire crews worked to knock down the blaze. Fire officials said the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes and that it was contained to one unit where the victims were found dead on the second floor. 

The resident who called 911 told FOX 11 that his dog, Kylo, woke him up to alert him of the fire.

"I was just sleeping and he woke me up with some barks and some shoulder pats. And sure enough, he made this odd sound where it got my attention," Sherman Oaks resident Jordan Brandy said. "I heard this alarm…and I opened my front door and sure enough I smelled fire, I smelled smoke like something burning."

Brady then went outside and saw the smoke bellowing out of a unit across from his, and a short time later, he contacted authorities.

The names of the victims have not been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.