Man found dead in Highland Park house fire*

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

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  1. That is sad. I use to see him sitting outside with his dog. Hope the dog is fine. The house always had alot of trash around it, poor man. May he rest in peace.

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