Teen pulled from Costa Mesa apartment fire dies
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.
-- Alexandra Baird, Daily Pilot/Times Community News