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LA county home fire kills woman, injures officers

Posted: April 2, 2013 9:00 a.m.
Updated: April 2, 2013 9:00 a.m.

LA HABRA (AP) — Officials say a woman was killed and two police officers were injured in a fire at a Los Angeles County mobile home

The Los Angeles Times ( reports the woman believed to be in her 50s was killed after the fire Monday at a mobile home park in La Habra.

County fire Capt. Thomas Richards says the fire started at about 4:30 p.m. and firefighters put it out in about 23 minutes but found the woman's body when they searched the trailer.

Richards says the police officers tried to work their way into the mobile home and were overcome by smoke.

City News Service reports that one officer drove himself to a hospital and the other was taken by paramedics.

Their condition and the fire's cause were not immediately known.


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