Firefighters spent about 20 minutes late this afternoon putting out a structure fire, believed to be a home, in the 2900 block of Stratford Road near Occidental College. No injuries were reported, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Occidental College student Jordan Faires snapped a photo of the blaze, which broke out at about 5 p.m., in a residential area.
* Update & Correction: The body of an elderly man was found amid “pack rat conditions” after firefighters inspected the home, according to LAFD. A previous version of this post said the house was located in Eagle Rock. That’s wrong. The house is located in Highland Park.
Photo by Jordan Faires