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Firefighters discovered the body of a man in a bathtub after they put out a blaze that destroyed a small house early this morning in Glassell Park. The discovery of the lifeless 33-year-old man in a small, rear house at 3844 Aguilar Street near Forest Lawn is being investigated by the coroner to determine the cause of the death, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. ” There were no window bars, security doors, or obvious non-fire factors to impede the victim from exiting the home,” said the fire department blog.
The woman who rents the front house told KTLA that she has sublet the back house to a man who was planning to move to Chico, Calif. to start a business. It took 52 firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze that was reported at about 1 a.m. The fire consumed the 464 square-foot, wood-sided back house, carport and shed as well as damaged a neighboring residence. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
- Man’s Body Discovered After House Fire in Glassell Park KTLA