Firefighter Injured in Hollywood Hills Fire Has Died
The Los Angeles Fire Department have announced the passing of one of their vets, Glenn L. Allen, who was critically injured late Wednesday night while battling a blaze in a home near the Sunset Plaza area of the Hollywood Hills. Allen had been trapped after the home's water-logged ceiling collapsed, and was not breathing when he was removed from the debris. He succumbed to his injuries at 12:15 this afternoon at Cedars-Sinai.
"The Allen Family and the Los Angeles Fire Department ha[ve] received a tremendous outpouring of support during this difficult time. Your Firefighters wish to thank you and express our deepest appreciation for all the kind words and gestures that have been provided," say the LAFD on their blog.
A press conference with LAFD Captain Millage Peaks and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is schedule for later this afternoon.