LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, suffering from burns sustained during a fire Saturday at a two-story vacant/boarded-up home in East Hollywood that contained evidence of a homeless encampment and was the site of a previous burn.
Firefighters dispatched at 6:56 a.m. to the 4800 block of West Melrose Avenue, a home built in 1913, had the blaze out at 7:08 a.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.READ MORE: Gunfire May Have Led To Fatal Crash In Venice Area
“A severely burned adult male civilian was encountered outside the home on LAPD arrival,” Humphrey said. “He was transported to an area burn center in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.”READ MORE: Los Angeles County Libraries To Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
“Though the premises contained evidence of a homeless encampment, the specific cause of the fire remains under investigation,” he said.MORE NEWS: Cal State University Will Require Faculty, Staff, Students On Campuses To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
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