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Teen pulled from Costa Mesa apartment fire dies

February 26, 2011 |  8:05 am

A 17-year-old Costa Mesa resident has died of his injuries in a fire at a local apartment complex, the Orange County coroner's office confirmed Friday.

Luke Upton died at 11:16 a.m. Thursday at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, according to the coroner's office.

Upton, a student at Newport Harbor High School, was pulled from a burning garage at 145 Melody Lane in Costa Mesa about 3:30 a.m. Thursday and transported to Western Medical Center, said Costa Mesa Fire Battallion Chief Bill Kershaw.

Kershaw said two other people and a firefighter sustained minor injuries and were treated and released. The Costa Mesa Fire Department Arson Investigation Team is still looking into the cause of the fire.

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-- Alexandra Baird, Daily Pilot/Times Community News

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