Silver Lake —  Firefighters responding to a blaze in the 2800 block of Riverside Drive tonight found an elderly woman dead inside her charred apartment, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter.

The third-floor apartment, which “contained excessive personal storage,” was equipped with a fire alarm that was sounding when firefighters arrived.

The county coroner will identify the woman and determine the cause of her death.

The cause of the fire, which was extinguished shortly before 8 pm in the large Riverglen Apartments complex, has not been determined, said the LAFD.

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