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Boy and three dogs killed in Reseda house fire

September 18, 2009 |  8:06 am


Arson investigators are trying to determine the cause of a morning house fire in Reseda that left a 16-year-old boy and his three dogs dead.

Firefighters were dispatched about 2:35 a.m. to a single family home in the 18400 block of Saticoy Street, said Melissa Kelley of the Los Angeles Fire Department. They put the fire out within 13 minutes, she said. Firefighters found the boy in a bedroom. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

"We don't know if he succumbed to the smoke, to the fire, or some kind of illness," Kelley said

An arson team was on scene this morning investigating the cause of the fire.

-- Ruben Vives

Photo: Fire officials walk from a Reseda home, where a 16-year-old boy died in a fire. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times