Man Found Dead in Hawthorne House Fire

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    A fatal house fire occurred in Hawthorne on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

    A man was found dead after firefighters extinguished a house fire described as having “pack-rat” conditions in Hawthorne Sunday, officials said.

    The fire was reported around 6:15 a.m. in the 5000 block of West 135 Street, according to Supervisor Miguel Ornelas of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

    The fire was extinguished around 6:40 a.m., Ornelas said.

    A witness told firefighters that there was possibly one person unaccounted for in the fire, and a search into the house was conducted. Firefighters found the man in the living room.

    Officials said his death may have been caused by smoke inhalation.

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