Man’s Body Found Inside Long Beach Home That Erupted in Flames

A man’s body was found inside a home that erupted in flames Wednesday night in Long Beach.

Officials investigate after a man was found dead in a house fire in Long Beach on Dec. 27 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

Officials investigate after a man was found dead in a house fire in Long Beach on Dec. 27 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. at a home in the 3000 block of Fashion Avenue, Long Beach Fire Department Public Information Officer Jake Heflin said.

Arriving firefighters were informed by multiple people that victims may have been trapped inside the home.

Crews went into rescue operations and doused the flames in less than 10 minutes, Heflin said.

Within minutes of putting out the flames, firefighters found the body of a man inside the home.

The unidentified man was about 40 years old, Heflin said.

Long Beach police were called to the home to assist with investigation into the man’s death and cause of the fire.

A couple who lived in the back portion of the home said they ran outside when their bathroom window started glowing bright red.

Crews did find smoke detectors inside the home, but there were no indications one way or another as to whether they were working, Heflin said.

No firefighters were injured in the incident.