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 Hermosa Beach Early Morning Fire


June 16, 2009

Michael Garofano, Fire Captain / PIO

Ph: 310-376-2479

One Victim in Early Morning Fire
Fire in Hermosa Beach produces discovery of one victim
Hermosa Beach, California; 06-16-09:
At 0411 in the morning Hermosa Beach Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke and flame located at 2100 block of Loma Dr.  

Upon arrival the 2nd story of the structure was well involved with flames thru the windows and threatening one unoccupied structure. Hermosa Firefighters made entry and found one victim with no apparent signs of life. The victim was extricated and resuscitation efforts were attempted but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approx 0451 in the morning. The exact cause of death is sill being determined by HBPD and L.A. County Coroners office.  

There are suspicious circumstances indicated in the fire and the victim's death that are still being investigated by HBFD Arson Investigators and HBPD.  The fire was extinguished without incident with help from Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance Fire Departments. 

 View the article written by Melissa Evans and Larry Altman at Daily Breeze for more detail on this press release.