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Man arrested on suspicion of murder in music studio fire that killed 2

Los Angeles firefighters knock down hot spots on the roof of a music studio in Los Angeles Saturday, April. 14, 2018. Officials says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through the studio.
Los Angeles firefighters knock down hot spots on the roof of a music studio in Los Angeles Saturday, April. 14, 2018. Officials says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through the studio.
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Authorities have made an arrest following a deadly fire at a music recording studio in Studio City.

The Los Angeles Police Department says 28-year-old Eferem Demery has been booked on suspicion of murder in connection with the fire. Additional details on the arrest will be released at a press conference Monday, according to a tweet from the department.

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The fire broke out at Top Notch Recordings early Saturday morning. First responders said two male victims were found dead at the scene. The names of the two victims have not been released.

Two other people, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Crews found heavy smoke when they responded shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday to the single-story facility, Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman said.

A Los Angeles firefigher is surrounded by heavy smoke as he knocks down hot spots on the roof of a music studio in Los Angeles Saturday, April 14, 2018. Officials says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through the studio.
A Los Angeles firefigher is surrounded by heavy smoke as he knocks down hot spots on the roof of a music studio in Los Angeles Saturday, April 14, 2018. Officials says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through the studio.
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More than two dozen firefighters had the flames knocked down in less than a half-hour.

Bastman said the studio was about 50 feet by 75 feet. A message left at a phone number for the facility was not immediately returned.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

This story has been updated.