An almost daylong SigAlert brought about by the fiery crash of a vehicle into a mobile home in Gardena was cancelled Sunday evening, authorities said.
The crash happened about 11:40 last night.
Witnesses told City News Service the driver lost control of his vehicle, hit a power pole hard enough to shear it in half and then slammed into the mobile home, which went up in flames.
Firefighters dispatched to the area of 135th Street and Western Avenue had the blaze knocked down within 20 minutes of their arrival, county fire officials said.
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One person was pronounced dead at the scene and area residents helped rescue other people trapped inside the mobile home.
Several dogs and cats were burned, but all are believed to have survived, a videographer at the scene said.
The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert and shut down the intersection and area around 135th Street and Western Avenue.
The SigAlert was cancelled around 8 p.m. and the intersection was reopened, according to the CHP.
–City News Service