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. Fire spokeswoman Amy Bastman says crews found heavy smoke when they responded shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday in the Universal City area north of downtown. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES — A California man has been charged with murder, attempted murder and arson after a fatal fire at a music studio killed two people.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says Efrem Demery is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Police said he had been arguing with 28-year-old Devaughn Carter and 30-year-old Michael Pollard hours before the fire Saturday morning.

Investigators suspect Demery filled a gasoline container across the street from the studio and then went inside, spread the gas and lit it ablaze.

Carter and Pollard died. Two other people — a man in his 20s and a 15-year-old girl — were critically injured.

Prosecutors say they haven’t yet decided whether to seek the death penalty.

A telephone number listed for Demery rang unanswered Tuesday.

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