LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles City park ranger who was working during the Saddle Ridge fire has died.
Capt. Albert Torres was patrolling the San Fernando city parks affected by the fire on Friday. Later, Torres said he wasn’t feeling well and collapsed.READ MORE: Patrons of In-N-Out React to Upcoming Mandate
He was taken to the hospital and died of a heart attack early Saturday morning.READ MORE: Largest Tiny Home Village In California To Serve Unhoused Community Opening In Highland Park
LA Park Ranger Chief Joe Losorelli says it is unclear if Torres’ death is connected to the fires.MORE NEWS: Dodgers 3B Justin Turner Suffers Season-Ending Hamstring Injury In Game 4 Defeat
Torres had been with the LA City Park Rangers for about 40 years.