A 66-year-old man died Monday in an apartment fire in Hancock Park.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded to 525 N. Sycamore Ave., between Rosewood Avenue and Clinton Street, near La Brea Avenue, at about 4:10 p.m. on reports of a structure fire.
Arriving fire companies located a fire in one unit on the top floor of an apartment building and were able to extinguish it within 16 minutes, according to Margaret Stewart of the LAFD.
Firefighters located the man in the unit and pulled him out, transferring him to paramedics waiting at the building’s exit, Stewart said.
The paramedics provided immediate advanced lifesaving care for severe smoke inhalation while conducting a rapid transport to a trauma center. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital by emergency room staff, Stewart said.
The man’s name was not released.
The fire is being investigated by the LAFD Arson and Counter-Terrorism Section.
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