69-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Boat Fire at Port of L.A.

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A 69-year-old woman was found dead on a boat that burned while docked at the Port of Los Angeles early Monday, officials said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to berth 258 at Terminal Island, near San Pedro, around 4 a.m. after a firefighter at the station across the marina spotted the blaze.  Crews arrived at the scene to find a 28-foot cabin cruiser engulfed in flames, the agency said.

Firefighters put out the fire in about 15 minutes, after which one body was found in the living quarters of the vessel, Fire Department spokesman Cody Weireter told reporters. Investigators believe that person, a 69-year-old woman, resided on the boat, Weireter said.

The Fire Department reported no other injuries and released no further details about the circumstances surrounding the incident. The flames did not spread to the other boats docked nearby, officials said.

"It’s probably going to be a while before we can piece everything together," Port of L.A. spokesman Arley Baker said.

Editor's note: The Los Angeles Fire Department amended its description of the size of the boat involved. This post has been updated. 


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