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Home / Top Posts / Person killed after brush fire spreads to encampment near I-5 in Sun Valley

Person killed after brush fire spreads to encampment near I-5 in Sun Valley

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A person was killed Sunday morning during a vegetation fire at a homeless encampment along the Golden State (5) Freeway in Sun Valley.

The fire, on the northbound freeway at Lankershim Boulevard, was reported at 2:26 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.

Firefighters dispatched to the location quickly put the fire out and discovered a person without vital signs, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department

A representative from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office was called to the scene at 3:12 a.m., the CHP said.

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