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April 1, 2013 | By Robert J Lopez
 A woman died and two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Monday afternoon at a La Habra mobile home. The woman was believed to be in her 50s, and the two La Habra police officers were transported to a local hospital, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The officers were trying to work their way into the burning structure when they were overcome by the smoke, a department spokesman said. Their condition was not immediately known.
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April 2, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Firefighters are crediting a 911 dispatcher with keeping a Dana Point woman calm while a fire burned through her home and cornered her on a second-floor deck. In a recording of the call released Wednesday by the Orange County Fire Authority, the dispatcher can be heard trying to keep the woman collected as crackling flames are heard creeping toward her. “The bedroom is on fire, my house is going fast!” the 67-year-old woman screamed into the phone about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
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December 6, 1999 | TONY LYSTRA
A woman killed in a house fire over the weekend died of smoke inhalation, the Ventura County coroner's office ruled Sunday. Clair Thompson, 57, was showering Saturday afternoon when she was trapped by smoke and flames inside a bathroom at her house on the 2300 block of Medina Avenue, authorities said. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Deputy Coroner Armando Chavez said Thompson died of asphyxia by inhalation of smoke and carbon monoxide.
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April 1, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 90-year-old woman died after flames tore through her Yorba Linda home, and her son and two deputies were injured trying to rescue her, fire officials said Tuesday night. The fire broke out shortly before 10 a.m. in the two-story home while Katheryn Carras was upstairs, officials said. Her 56-year-old son was outside talking to a neighbor when he became aware of the blaze and ran inside to try to save her. "He got pushed back by the heavy smoke and hot gases," said Capt.
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November 12, 1990 | DAVE REYES
A 73-year-old retired woman was overcome by smoke Sunday night when an electrical short caused a fire inside her apartment in a retirement complex. Corrine Barker, who lives at the Heritage Village complex in the 700 block of West Santa Ana Street, was taken to Anaheim Memorial Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, Anaheim Battalion Chief Rudy Weyland said.
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June 4, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fire ripped through a house Friday night, killing three young children who had sought refuge from smoke under a blanket. Firefighters found them trapped in a second-floor bedroom, and they were declared dead at a hospital later. The cause of death appeared to be smoke inhalation. The flames never reached the room where the children were found, authorities said. The children's grandmother suffered smoke inhalation in the fire but survived.
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December 6, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bay Area television news anchor died of smoke inhalation when a fire swept through his home, officials said Monday. The body of Doug Murphy, 53, who anchored KPIX-TV newscasts for years, was found after flames swept through the home Sunday night. The cause of the blaze, which started in the home's attic, was not immediately determined. From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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October 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Where there's smoke there's often cyanide--but it kills so quickly and the tests take so long that doctors rarely check for it. Now scientists have developed a quick new test for cyanide exposure that could save some people who now die of smoke inhalation. The test uses equipment already found in most hospitals and yields results in 40 minutes, said Dr. Avery Tung, the University of Chicago anesthesiologist who developed it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | CATHERINE BLAKE
A Ventura man killed in a kitchen fire inside his apartment on Thursday died of smoke inhalation, according to the county coroner's office. Barry Van Vliet, a resident at 104 N. Crimea St., was found dead in his kitchen at 6:40 p.m. after neighbors used garden hoses to aid firefighters in putting out the flames. The victim's clothes were completely burned and police officials are still investigating the cause of the fire. Sgt.
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January 15, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-year-old Los Angeles boy who was trapped in a bedroom with iron bars on the windows died of smoke inhalation and his twin brother suffered first-degree burns when fire engulfed their home early Saturday, authorities said. Jose Hernandez died in a converted garage in the 6000 block of Converse Avenue, where he lived with his three brothers, sister and mother in the Florence area.
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February 25, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Arson investigators were at a San Fernando Valley home Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to  blazes at the address two days in a row. The first fire was reported early Monday, when the Los Angeles Fire Department was called out to the two-story home at 19016 Muirkirk Drive in Porter Ranch. There were three people home at the time; one was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. A second fire was reported Tuesday morning at the same property, said Eric French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, adding that it was not immediately clear if it involved the same structure.
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February 8, 2014 | By Jason Felch
An elderly woman who died of smoke inhalation from a fire in her South Los Angeles home early Saturday was described by a family member as a "caring and giving person" who had lived in the home since the 1940s. Anna Brooks, 98, was rescued from her South Park home by firefighters and transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said. The fire in the 200 block of East 47th Place broke out about 3:40 a.m. and was brought under control by more than 50 firefighters in less than 20 minutes, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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January 21, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
It took three dozen firefighters only about 12 minutes to knock down a blaze at a one-story home in South Los Angeles early Tuesday morning. One resident was treated for smoke inhalation, but did not require hospitalization, authorities said. The family dog died in the fire. The fire broke out at about 7:41 a.m. at the home in the 6600 block of Estrella Avenue in L.A.'s Vermont-Slauson neighborhood, according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  ALSO: Santa Ana businesses offer reward for leads in nightclub beating Alhambra vice principal quits after YouTube sex abuse allegation Jahi McMath family attorney: 'They are not fools.
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December 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 2-year-old was rescued from a burning apartment building in Torrance early Thursday morning in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set by the toddler's father. Fire crews and officers responded to the fire in the 16700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard around 12:15 a.m. and saw that a portion of the four-unit apartment complex was "fully engulfed in flames," according to Sgt. Robert Watt of the Torrance Police Department. A woman who lived in the apartment where the fire was the worst was standing in front of the building when crews arrived and told them that her 2-year-old was still inside.
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December 26, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
A man set fire to the apartment shared by his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son early Thursday, authorities said, then set his mother's home ablaze before being killed by Torrance police when they found him with a knife on a middle-school campus. Class was not in session at Madrona Middle School when Asa James Dolak, 19, was fatally shot about 1:35 p.m. Thursday, said Torrance Police Sgt. Robert Watt. Police said Dolak made it clear in telephone conversations with officers that he did not intend to be taken into custody without a fight.
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December 4, 2013 | By Lee Romney
Some passengers whose BART train became stuck in the Berkeley Hills tunnel were being treated Wednesday morning for smoke inhalation after the disabled train emerged at Oakland's Rockridge station. Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman Jim Allison said the train got stuck between the Orinda and Rockridge stations at about 8:30 a.m., after a parking brake apparently deployed accidentally. Passengers reported smelling smoke from the brakes. A technician was able to get the train moving again and passengers were evacuated at the Rockridge station at 9:35 a.m. Some were seen in news footage being removed from the train by paramedics -- one on a stretcher.
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October 28, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Two Los Angeles police officers were injured after a fire Monday morning ripped through a Panorama City apartment where firefighters found a body, an LAPD spokesperson said. The police officers were treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation and released shortly after, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the fire, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said. No information has been released on the deceased individual, Scott said.
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October 21, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
The woman who died in a house fire in Burbank over the weekend was identified Monday as 69-year-old  Irmhild Marcaccio. Firefighters who responded to the house fire around 9:20 p.m. Saturday arrived to find it fully engulfed. Witnesses said a relative re-entered the house in the 900 block of North Evergreen in a desperate attempt to save Marcaccio before firefighters arrived, but to no avail,  KTLA-TV reported. “She just ran back in … and she came out,” said Tessa Chandler, a next-door neighbor.
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