Man Trapped in Long Beach House Fire Dies

A man in his 40s was found dead Wednesday in a house fire in Long Beach.

The fire was reported at 9:57 p.m. in the 3000 block of Fashion Avenue, according to Jake Heflin of the Long Beach Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, there were reports that there were possibly people trapped inside the home, Heflin said.

Firefighters knocked down the flames in less than 10 minutes. After a search of the home, the man was found dead inside, Heflin said.

Investigators, as well as a representative from the coroner's office, were summoned to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire, as well as the cause of the man's death, Heflin said.

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