Fire Claims Life of Glassell Park Man
By City News Service
(CNS) – A 33-year-old man died Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a house on the rear of a hillside lot in Glassell Park.
The fire was reported at 1:09 a.m. behind a two-story, single-family home at 3848 E. Aguilar St., said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The victim was found lifeless in a bathtub and was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
The roughly 400-square-foot rear house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Scott said. He added the fire also damaged a shed and carport on the property and at a two-story home next door.
A total of 52 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was knocked down in 20 minutes, Scott said.
Los Angeles police are assisting in the investigation into the cause of the fire. The body was turned over to the coroner’s office for an autopsy. The victim’s name was not readily available.Print This Post
July 26, 2012 Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.