Man Killed, Firefighter Injured in Lakewood YMCA Fire

LAKEWOOD (CNS) – A man was killed and a Los Angeles County Department firefighter was injured Thursday in a fire at a YMCA in Lakewood.

Fire crews were called at 1:30 a.m. to a YMCA gymnastics center at 5835 Carson St. near Lakewood Boulevard and South Street where they found a man inside the building, according to county fire

The man was pronounced dead the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The firefighter was pulled out of the blaze after calling for help on his radio and taken to a Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and is in stable condition.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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