- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities looking for an 84-year-old man who vanished during a Los Angeles house fire say they believe his body is inside the still-smoldering home - but they haven’t found it.

Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says a dog trained to detect corpses alerted Friday at the Mount Washington home. He says firefighters conducted an exhaustive search, moving tons of debris, but found nothing.

They’ll return Saturday with heavy equipment to resume the search.

The 9,100-square-foot home erupted in flames Thursday night. It took more than 125 firefighters three hours to douse the blaze.

Humphrey says firefighters rescued a 74-year-old woman, pulling her from a window moments before a room burst into flame. She was treated for smoke inhalation.

About a dozen other people living in the home were found safe.

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