The Latest: Twin boys die, man burned in south LA house fire

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a deadly house fire in South Los Angeles (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

Two little twin boys have died following a house fire in South Los Angeles.

Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says Brenton and Braeson Fortson were pronounced dead at a hospital Tuesday night.

The coroner's office had their ages listed as 3, but relatives have told reporters they were 2 years old.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says a man suffered critical facial burns and a 4-year-old girl was rescued uninjured by a neighbor.

Two uninjured women were found outside the home, which had holiday decorations.

Firefighters had to force entry through security bars and doors. The Fire Department says there was no immediate evidence of working smoke alarms in the heavily damaged house.


5:23 a.m.

Four people are hurt, including two 3-year-old boys following a house fire in south Los Angeles Tuesday night.

L.A. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey tells City News Service firefighters got the call shortly after 9 p.m. and arrived to find the one-story, three-bedroom home "well-involved" with flames.

Humphrey says all four victims suffered burn injuries. In addition to the children, CNS reports a man suffered critical facial burns and a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Humphrey says the woman may be the mother of the children and the grandmother of the injured man.

A 4-year-old girl was rescued by a neighbor before firefighters arrived.

Officials are investigating a cause.

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