Inglewood apartment goes up in flames
No injuries reported
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Flames erupted in a vacant, two-story apartment building today in Inglewood, but there were no reports of any injuries.
Arriving crews from the Los Angeles County Fire Department quickly moved into a defensive mode as they worked to douse the blaze, which was reported shortly after 3 p.m. in the 3800 block of West 102nd Street.
Fire crews contained the blaze in about an hour, but they were still working to knock down the flames, according to County Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi. No other structures were threatened.
Kunitomi said two waves of firefighters were sent to the large burning building, which was estimated at about 100 feet by 250 feet, “but they were in full defensive operation.”
“We’re not risking injury to firefighters by going into a building nobody’s in,” he said. “We’re fighting it from the outside, not the inside.”
LANCASTER, Calif.—Sheriff's deputies confirmed that firefighters found the body of a woman inside a two-story home in the Quartz Hill section of Lancaster after a fire brought under control.
The fire was reported at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 42000 block of 56th Street West, Supervisor Michael Pittman of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The blaze was under control by 5:26 p.m.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, said the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A fire inside the attic of a one-story strip mall in South Los Angeles this morning damaged two businesses, but didn't hurt anybody, according to fire officials.
Firefighters responded to 8712 Western Avenue at 3:56 a.m., said fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey. They discovered heavy smoke coming from a liquor store at the north end of a six-tenant row of businesses.
The fire, in a common attic, was put out in about 35 minutes by 119 firefighters, Humphrey said.
COMPTON, Calif.—Sheriff’s homicide detectives today continued to investigate a “suspicious” fire at a two-story home in an unincorporated area near Compton that took the life of a 3-year-old boy.
The fire at 835 E. Lennon St. in the Rosewood section of the county east of Compton broke out around 4:30 p.m. Thursday and was brought under control at 5:11 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Damage was estimated at about $250,000.
Ivan Buggs died at a hospital, said coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey.
A man and his daughter were nearly electrocuted while allegedly trying to steal utility power in Inglewood, police said today.
The incident happened Friday near 10024 S. Hawthorne Blvd., William Charles of the Inglewood Police Department said.
Officers responded to the 4300 block of West 101st Street regarding an electrical transformer that was producing sparks and upon arrival noticed a fire associated with the transformer, Charles said.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A woman riding in an SUV was killed today when her vehicle was involved in a crash with an Inglewood police car.
The crash was at about 12:55 a.m. near Manchester and Prairie avenues, Robert Diaz of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Two officers were driving to the location of a nearby officer-involved shooting in the 600 block of West Venice Way when the crash happened, according to broadcast reports.
The victim died at the scene, Diaz said. Her name was withheld, pending notification of kin.