Son killed, mother injured in Rancho Palos Verdes house fire

One person was killed and two others, including a firefighter, were injured in an early morning house fire in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The blaze at the single-story home was reported around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 2000 block of Trudie Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A man who we're told is in his 40s and his mother were inside the home at the time of the fire. Both were taken to a hospital, where the man died, authorities said. The condition of the female victim was not immediately known.

Authorities said a firefighter suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

A knockdown was called at 12:56 a.m., according to a county fire dispatcher.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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