Around 7 p.m. on Saturday the fire department received a call reporting smoke that was visible on the ground floor of a three-storey apartment building at 2621 Broadway Ave. The fire department told the caller to pull the alarm in the hallway to alert all occupants and leave the building.
The first engine got to the building at 7:08 p.m. and found the fire in a ground floor suite. Fire crews entered the suite, encountering heavy smoke and found a person who was unresponsive.
Three engines, an aerial, a rescue unit and the battalion chief were dispatched to the call as well as a fire investigator.
The fire was under control by 7:39 p.m. The fire investigator has determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, originating in the kitchen behind the fridge.
Fire and smoke damage are estimated to be $120,000 to the building.
The name or age of the victim has not been released.