Man in his 90s living in pack-rat conditions found dead after fire at Los Angeles home

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




LOS ANGELES — A fire at a Los Angeles home has killed a man in his 90s who was described as living in pack-rat conditions.

Fire officials say the blaze shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday sent flames through the roof and a plume of black smoke over the house near Exposition Park.

About 50 firefighters doused the flames in about a half-hour but one received a leg burn. City News Service says the firefighter is in fair condition.

Authorities say the man's body was found in the front room. He's the 16th person to die in a house fire in the city this year.

Fire officials also say the home didn't have any smoke alarms.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Reporter, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.
Daily Reporter • 22 W. New Road • Greenfield, IN 46140 • (317) 462-5528