San Pedro Man Transported To Hospital After Burned In Yacht Fire

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DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Sunday November 5th, 22:08hrs
LOCATION: Berth 33 near the intersection of 22nd Street & Ia Cabrillo-Marina
CITY: City Of Los Angeles
INCIDENT DETAILS

  1. Reported vessel on fire at 33 Berth
  2. Firefighters arriving from a vessel advising a two story 70 foot yacht with heavy smoke showing
  3. One occupant aboard the yacht was burned and transported by paramedics
  4. The occupant succumbed to his injuries later at the hospital
  5. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire within 20 minutes

SUSPECT INFORMATION: N/A
HANDLING AGENCIES: Los Angeles Fire
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CNS:  SAN PEDRO (CNS) – A man found on a burning yacht at Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro and removed from the stricken vessel by Los Angeles city firefighters later died at a hospital, authorities said Monday. The fire was reported at 10:08 p.m. Sunday on a 70-foot yacht at Berth 33 near 22nd and Miner streets, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman. The patient was in critical condition when taken to a hospital. It took 47 firefighters 27 minutes to put out the flames, Bastman said. There was no immediate information on how the fire started. The deceased patient was described as a 65-year-old man and the cause of death was believed to have been smoke inhalation, said coroner’s Investigator Jerry McKibben.

CNS-11-06-2017 03:02