Elderly Man Killed In House Fire


At approximately 6:15 this morning, a house fire occurred in the 13500 block of Cerise Avenue in the unincorporated area of Hawthorne. An elderly man was found dead inside of the location and an elderly female was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. It is believed the man and woman were brother and sister.

Although there were no indications of foul play, Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide investigators, in conjunction with sheriff's arson investigators are investigating the cause of fire.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is urged to call Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station at (323) 820-6700.

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Emergency: 9-1-1

Captain Eli Vera

South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

(323) 820-6700





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