Deadly South LA commercial building fire under investigation

Authorities were investigating a deadly structure fire that erupted in the Central-Alameda area of South Los Angeles early Tuesday morning. 

Los Angeles City firefighters were called to the 1800 block of East 57th Street, located near Long Beach Boulevard just after midnight. 

Arriving firefighters said the building was fully engulfed and threatened nearby buildings in the industrial area.

The fire left one person dead, officials say.

Firefighters rushed into the burning building to save someone who was trapped inside. However, they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim was not released. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Editor's Note: This story has been revised to state that the victim killed in the blaze was not a carpenter, as it was originally reported earlier in the day.

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