Raw video, above and below, from firelensman at a deadly fire early Thursday. Here’s some of the description with with video:
L.A. Firefighters, Task Force 94, Task Force 66, Battalion 13 first on scene at 4245 West 62nd Street in Hyde Park reported a one and two story house with heavy fire showing. Two additional Task Forces were immediately requested on top of the original assignment. Firefighters quickly laid lines, attacking the fire in the rear of the two story add-on, inside and out. Firefighters also went to work protecting the exposures on both sides. Access to the fully involved structure was limited.
An 80-year-old man jumped from the roof of his home during an early-morning fire that left his wife and 50-year-old son dead, fire officials said.
The blaze erupted at a two-story home in the 4200 block of W. 62nd Street around 1:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Authorities said the mother ended up trapped inside and both her husband and son ran back inside to rescue her.
The elderly man was able to escape from the roof, but his son and wife did not make it out.
When fire units arrived, they encountered flames shooting into the air and smoke billowing out of the roof.