- Associated Press - Sunday, March 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old man has been killed in a house fire in Los Angeles.

Police, fire and coroner’s officials were investigating the blaze Sunday, but there is no suspicion of foul play.

City fire spokeswoman Katherine Main says the fire was reported at 10:40 p.m. at the one-story home in South Los Angeles.

The man’s name has not been released.

Fire Capt. Jaime Moore tells City News Service the house had a smoke alarm but it was unclear whether it was working, and firefighters walked through the surrounding neighborhood passing out alarms and batteries Sunday.

The city has seen a surge in fire deaths this year, with 13 so far compared to 22 in all of 2013.

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