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You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community. reports that the Los Angeles Fire Department has just launched a blogthat gives readers insight into the fires its personnel battle on a daily basis. Fire reports include details on the monetary damage estimates as well as the suspected cause of each incident.Each report contains sad and shocking details that make for riveting reading. On Monday, four companies of firefighters fought a fire in a small residential duplex at 114 East 75th Street in South Los

One elderly resident died from injuries and burns sustain in the fire.
The cause of this tragic blaze is attributed to careless
smoking. Investigators discovered that the duplex's front security screen door was doubled locked and that a rear door of the home to be nailed shut and similarly secured, limiting egress. There was no evidence of a functional smoke alarm within the residence.

We don't know what's scarier: careless smokers, burglars or slum landlords.