ECHO PARK — A nightclub, record shop and other music-related businesses have begun raising funds to assist the band members and other occupants whose Echo Park home was destroyed during a Saturday morning fire, killing one man and injuring four others.
The L.A. County Coroner has not identified the man whose body was found in the attic of a century-old bungalow on Alvarado Street. But an online fundraiser and postings on the Facebook pages of local businesses named the victim as Sammy Winston, who shared the house with musicians BG Brixton and Wrecks Brixton.
Permanent Records in Highland Park was collecting gift cards and other items for the fire victims while The Echo nightclub in Echo Park accepted donations on Sunday night. The club, on its Facebook page, said:
Yesterday we lost our friend Sammy, who gave his life to save those of BG Brixton, Wrecks Brixton and others from a horrible fire. The magnitude of the loss is too big to share online, but it’s a start to say that their values form the pillars that give our community of friends, artists, punks, romantics, free spirits and true hearts strength.
An L.A. Fire Department spokesman this morning said that the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
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