One Person Killed in ‘Pack Rat’ House Fire in Watts

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. at a house in the 600 block of East 115th Street.

Firefighters put out the blaze in about 25 minutes.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

Authorities say the victim was living in pack rat conditions, and the smoke alarms inside the house were not working properly.


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