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.
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.