Structure Fire - FATALITY 07/21/2021 INC#1837

Structure Fire - FATALITY; INC#1837; 11:43PM; 8300 S Kenyon Av;; Westchester; Firefighters arrived to a single family dwelling with fire showing in an area (courtyard type) with excessive storage. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire and extinguished it in 17 minutes. After being informed the male occupant typically slept in a tent in the area of the fire, the conducted a search. Upon locating the tent, they found an adult male beyond medical help and determined deceased on scene. LAFD Arson is responding for the investigation per protocol for a fatality. LAFD PIO Captain Cody Weireter is enroute and estimated to be on scene at 1AM for media availability. No further details.; FS 5; Batt 4; West Bureau; Council District 11; AR1 BC4 E205 E295 E51 E67 RA5 RA867 T5 T95; CH7; 12; Margaret Stewart