63-Year-Old Man Killed in a Tent Fire in Westchester

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A 63-year-old antheral who typically spent clip successful a structure adjacent to a single-family location successful Westchester died successful a occurrence successful the tent, and an probe was underway, authorities said Thursday.

Firefighters responded astatine 11:43 p.m. Wednesday to the 8300 artifact of Stewart Avenue, adjacent Loyola Marymount University. According to Margaret Stewart of Los Angeles Fire Department, they recovered a vinyl carport-style structure good progressive and a gait with excessive retention conditions and dense fire.

They besides heard reports the house's occupant typically spent clip successful the tent, Stewart said.

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Firefighters recovered the antheral "beyond aesculapian help," Stewart said. He was declared dormant astatine the scene. His sanction was not instantly released.

Per LAFD protocol erstwhile determination is simply a death, arson investigators were called.

Twenty-six firefighters extinguished the blaze successful 17 minutes, preventing it from extending to the exposed store and house, according to Stewart.

No further details were available.

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