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San Dimas man dies after trying to rescue pet bird in fire

September 20, 2011 |  6:38 pm

Man dies in San Dimas house fire.

A 60-year-old San Dimas man who ran inside a burning building to rescue his pet bird was found dead Tuesday afternoon outside the fire-damaged structure, officials said.

The man was found shortly before 4 p.m. outside the condominium in the 900 block of North Bidwell Road, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The cause of death has not been determined.

The Fire Department said Tuesday evening that it was also unclear what happened to the bird. The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

No other details were immediately available.


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Photo: Man dies in San Dimas house fire. Credit: KTLA-TV