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Home Of Former City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo Goes Up In Flames

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The Wilshire Park home of Rocky Delgadillo went up in flames late last night. The former city attorney and his family were home at the time but they (and their pets) managed to escape the blaze.Delgadillo told CBS Los Angeles, "My wife was extraordinarily courageous and was able to round up the boys and get them out. I’m just happy for the fact that they are fine."

Delgadillo ran back inside to rescue his dogs. He also tried to use a fire hose to keep the fire from spreading to the second floor, but his efforts were in vain.

The blaze was reported around 2:52 am at Delgadillo's Windsor Boulevard home near the intersection of 8th Street, according to City News Service. The fire was knocked out by about 3:08 am, but by then home was nearly gutted by flames.

Footage from the scene shows Delgadillo being treated with an oxygen mask, and news reports indicate both he and his wife were treated for smoke inhalation. (It's not clear if their sons were as well.)

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It's not clear what caused the blaze or how much the damage could cost. Property records show that the 6-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home last sold in 2002 for $930,000, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Delgadillo left the city attorney's office to run in the Democratic primary to become state attorney general, but he lost out to Kamala Harris. Since then, he has been chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.