EL MONTE (CNS) - A man was found dead Monday morning inside an El Monte apartment building that caught fire.
The fire was reported at 3:05 a.m. in the 11400 block of Magnolia Street at Musgrove Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Jeremy Stafford.
Two units of the four-unit building were on fire, Stafford told City News Service.
Firefighters had the flames out at 3:46 a.m., he said.
A news videographer said El Monte police officers and firefighters evacuated the apartment units.
A battalion chief told Fox 11 arriving firefighters heard popping noise that usually signals the presence of ammunition inside the residence so they first fought the blaze from outside the building to cool down the apartment before moving inside.
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