An apartment fire was reported at 12:18 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the 1000 block of North Bonnie Brae Avenue in Echo Park, Los Angeles. According to reports, two people passed away in the flames, one of which was a 90 year old woman who lived alone in the complex. The other, a younger man, was told to jump from the second story building but he refused to do so. As of today, his identity has not been made public.
Based on early evidence, officials are treating the investigation as a criminal case. More than 100 firefighters were at the scene.