Residents talk about the man they believe was killed in a fire involving a motor home parked behind a Long Beach building. Reggie Kumar reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014.
Homicide detectives responded to the site of a fatal motor home fire early Tuesday in Long Beach.
The fire began at about 1:30 a.m. near Magnolia Avenue and West 17th Street. Officers discovered the burning vehicle and put out the fire with extinguishers kept in their patrol vehicles.
They discovered a body inside the motor home after the fire.
A dog was rescued from the motor home, which was parked in an alley behind a building.
Homicide and arson investigators responded to the location.
Details regarding the victim's identity were not immediately available, but workers in the industrial area told NBC4 they knew the man as "Thomas." They described him as "a real nice guy."
"I'm hurt that he went out this way," said Christopher Leon.