Funeral Services To Be Held For Fallen Firefighter
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Funeral services will be held Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for Los Angeles city firefighter Glenn Allen, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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Allen, 61, died Friday after he was gravely injured battling a house fire in the Hollywood Hills.
He became a grandfather for the first time Saturday night, when his daughter gave birth to a son, his family told CBS2.
Allen was among six firefighters injured when the ceiling of a Hollywood mansion in the 1500 block of North Viewsite Drive collapsed on them shortly after midnight Thursday, according to the city fire department.
He died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The other injured firefighters — two of them county firefighters — are recovering.
The fire, which may have been caused by a problem with a natural gas-fired fireplace, was reported about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The owners of the house, who had been living there for only about a week, escaped the blaze unharmed. Firefighters estimated the damage at $250,000.
Allen had been with the fire department for at least 36 years and was nearing retirement.
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