10-year-old girl dies in Cypress Park house fire [updated]

Girl dies in Cypress Park fire on Thorpe Avenue
Cypress Park  —  A 10-year-old girl was killed and two adults, including a firefighter, were injured in an early morning  fire that engulfed a home in the 3300 block of N. Thorpe Avenue, said the L.A. Fire Department.

Firefighters, who used a circular saw to cut away a security door, searched the one-story home and found the girl, who was later pronounced dead, according to the LAFD.

Firefighters helped pull children out of windows, said LAFD spokesman Erik Scott. A total of five people were rescued, he said. One smoke alarm was found, he said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which was reported at 4:28 am, in about 15 minutes.

In addition to the girl, one adult and a firefighter were injured and taken to a hospital. The firefighter was injured after a vehicle ran over a hose line, knocking down the fighter, Scott told KTLA.

KTLA reported that a family of six lived in the home.

Updated @ 10:25 AM with additional details from spokesman Erik Scott

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One comment

  1. Katherine Mayfield

    A friend of the family has started a fundraiser to help them with their expenses for the funeral and medical bills. This is a terrible tragedy in our community. Please consider donating.


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