LAcoFD Rescue Man from Restaurant Fire

lafdjob

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped inside a burning Mexican restaurant in East Los Angeles early Christmas morning.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the blaze at Cesar Chavez and Kern avenues (map) at about 6:15 a.m. to find sheriff’s deputies trying to get the man out of the building, according to Battalion Chief Mark Tolbert.

Firefighters entered the eatery — a popular spot called Zamora Carnitas — and were able to rescue the man, who suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a local hospital, Tolbert said.

The fire was soon put down, he said.

The blaze at Cesar Chavez and Kern avenues sent smoke towering into the air at dawn, cellphone video taken by a bystander showed.

The inside of the restaurant appeared blackened and charred.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Leave a compliment!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s