Two Die in Auto Fire

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 |

On Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 6:21 AM, one Company of Los Angeles Firefighters, one Arson Unit, one Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, under the direction of Captain I Oscar Scott responded to an Auto Fire at the SB 405 FY X Howard Hughes Py in Westchester.

Firefighters arrived quickly to find a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters using handlines quickly confined the fire to the vehicle, extinguishing the blaze in less than two minutes. During fire attack, Firefighters discovered the remains of two individuals within the car.

Witnesses describe the vehicle striking an overpass embankment at high speed just before bursting in flames. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Submitted by Brian Ballton, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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Ashley said...

People need to slow down their driving here in So Cal. There was also a fatal vehicle crash with fire on Hwy 126 in Ventura County last weekend.

The police need to crack down on these "hot shots" who think they own the highways with their fast sports vehicles.

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