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Covina house fire leaves 1 woman dead

She attempted to flee after fire broke out in her home, but fell and became trapped inside the burning structure, officials said.

A woman who fell while trying to escape from a fire that broke out in her bedroom in Covina Sunday, April 19, suffered serious injuries and died at a hospital.

Crews were dispatched to reports of a burning home at 534 E. Tudor St. at about 12 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervising Dispatcher Ed Pickett said. A couple described as elderly attempted to flee after flames began to consume their bedroom.

The male resident managed to get out of the building with only minor injuries. However, his partner had fallen and became trapped in the burning structure, Prickett said. She was taken to a hospital with injuries described as “extremely critical,” and was later pronounced dead. Her name was not immediately released.

No other people were injured.

A total of 25 firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze in about 10 minutes, Prickett said. It appeared to have originated in the couple’s bedroom, but its exact cause remained under investigation Sunday.