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One Fatality Reported in Marek/Little Tujunga Fire

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In a press conference shortly before noon, Mayor Villaraigosa announced that at least one person has died in the Marek/Little Tujunga Fire within city limits. An LAPD official said the victim appears to be a transient adult male in a makeshift wooden and cardboard structure. He was found near the intersection of Paxton and Foothill with a dog, presumed to be his pet. Additionally, Villaraigosa said "we haven't lost a structure in the city to wildfire in almost a decade." For complete coverage, follow our "wildfire" tag by clicking here.