A man whose body was found in the rubble of a 110-year-old hillside house in Eagle Rock that was destroyed by a fire was identified Thursday.
The fire broke out at about 5:45 p.m. Monday at the two-story home in the 1100 block of West Oak Grove Drive and was extinguished in about two hours, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Neighbors and relatives told firefighters that an older man sometimes lived at the home and he could not be located, Humphrey said.
“At approximately 9:30 a.m. (Tuesday) the body of a deceased, adult male victim was located within the structure which sustained significant damage in (Monday) night’s fire,” the LAFD’s Margaret Stewart said.
The man was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as 81-year-old John Shaffran.
Firefighters also extinguished a vegetation fire at the site. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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