A veteran Los Angeles firefighter who responded to a blaze in an attic fire early Thursday morning died after being pulled out of the house by his fellow crew mates.
LA County fire officials said Jonathan Flagler, 47, responded to a call at about 2:50 a.m. of a house fire in the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn said at a press conference on Thursday that firefighters were able to rescue the family from inside the burning home, “but tragically, one of our own Los Angeles County firefighters lost his life in the effort.”
Flagler was critically injured and rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance where he later succumbed to his injuries. Officials confirmed Flagler’s name Thursday afternoon after his family was able to say their final goodbyes to the fallen firefighter.