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Body Still Unidentified From Monday's Fatal Apt. Blaze

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have not identified the man who perished in Monday afternoon's fire at a retirement home.

According to an official at the Coroner's Office, the body was burned beyond recognition and may take weeks for identification to be made.

Investigators with the Arson/Explosives Detail of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are investigating the fire, which broke out a little after 1:34 p.m. at 2691 North Lincoln Avenue at Friends Retirement Home. A cause has not yet been revealed.

Fire fighters called in a second alarm response to battle the fire and over 100 personnel worked to extinguish the flames, which were knocked down a little after 2 p.m., said Tony Akins, inspector with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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