A 33-year-old man died today 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., 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, adding that the fire also damaged a carport
and shed on the property and 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 were assisting in the investigation of how the fire
started. The body was turned over to the coroner's office for an autopsy. The
victim's name was unavailable early today.