Man dies at hospital after fire in neighbor’s Sunland garage

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Man dies at hospital after fire in neighbor’s Sunland garage

by City News Service

SUNLAND — A man died at a hospital following a garage fire at a neighbor’s home in Sunland, authorities said Thursday.

Firefighters sent the 10700 block of Big Bend Avenue about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday were able to contain the fire to an attached garage, and knockdown was declared at 10:09 p.m., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Two people who live in the home, a 49-year-old woman and an 89-year-old woman, were taken to a hospital, the younger woman in fair condition, the older woman in serious condition, Stewart said.

  • A 65-year-old man died in the hospital following this garage fire late Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, on the 10700 block of Big Bend Avenue in Sunland. Three others were hospitalized, one in serious condition. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

  • A 65-year-old man died in the hospital following this garage fire late Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, on the 10700 block of Big Bend Avenue in Sunland. Three others were hospitalized, one in serious condition. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

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  • A 65-year-old man died in the hospital following this garage fire late Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, on the 10700 block of Big Bend Avenue in Sunland. Three others were hospitalized, one in serious condition. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

  • A 65-year-old man died in the hospital following this garage fire late Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, on the 10700 block of Big Bend Avenue in Sunland. Three others were hospitalized, one in serious condition. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

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A 65-year-old man, described as a neighbor who was not in the home at the time of the fire, was taken to a hospital in grave condition and subsequently died, the LAFD reported. His name was withheld pending notification of his relatives. His cause of death was unknown.

Another neighbor, an approximately 80-year-old woman who was also not in the fire-damaged structure, was checked out for an undetermined medical complaint, Stewart said.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was underway.

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