Los Angeles firefighters and advocates for women on Monday called on Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas to resign.
Once firefighters had extinguished the fire, they found the resident and the dog next to each other. Both were dead.
"She didn't get around well," said a neighbor. "It's sad."
"We are in new territory. It's untested."
The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size was holding at about 27 square miles.
Kuwait, a nation home to 4.1 million people, is slightly smaller than New Jersey.