LANCASTER – A woman was found dead early Wednesday morning at the scene of a fire in a Lancaster motel, authorities said.
Firefighters were sent to the 43500 block of 17th Street West at about 3:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. They extinguished the flames in the two-story building in about 25 minutes, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
Information was not immediately available on the identity of the victim. At this time, the decedent is listed as Jane Doe #5, according to Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and no further information was released as of Thursday afternoon.
Editor’s note: We’ll update this story when/if more information becomes available.