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News Release

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Media Relations

LAPD & LAFD Investigate Suspicious Fire

 

Los Angeles: On November 6, 2001, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a fire engulfed the home of Newton Area residents in the 100 block of West 62nd Street. The single-family residential structure was occupied at the time the fire started. The occupants were alerted by noise related to the fire and evacuated the location without any injuries.

The residents of the home are known to be active in community affairs and one family member is a Block Captain in the Neighborhood Watch; a Los Angeles Police Department’s crime prevention program.

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Area and investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson Section are conducting this investigation. The fire is being described as suspicious in origin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Newton Detectives Kelle Baitx or Bruce Hunt at 323-846-6566 or the Newton Area Watch Commander at 323-846-6547.

This press release was provided by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relation Section, 213-485-3586.