Fire at Southern California Business That Killed 3 Under Investigation

April 27, 2015

Arson and homicide investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire over the weekend at a Southern California business where three people died.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials say fire crews responding to a call on Saturday that Molotov cocktails were thrown at a tire shop in South El Monte were unable to save a badly burned man locked behind a gate when they arrived. Crews later found two other bodies.

One firefighter trying to rescue the man suffered burns to his face and is in stable condition at a hospital.

fire-hazard-signAuthorities are trying to determine the identities of the two bodies.

The man’s name is being withheld until his family has been notified.

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