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Young fire victim found in bathroom

October 6, 2011 |  8:00 pm

 Two Children Die in House Fire in Compton

A 4-year-old boy who died after a fire broke out in a home in an unincorporated area near Compton was found in a bathroom on the first floor of the two-story structure,  officials said Thursday night.

Firefighters discovered the unconscious child after the flames began burning on the second floor and spread to the first floor, said Inspector Quvondo Johnson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The boy was given CPR by firefighters and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Johnson declined to say whether the child's mother was home when fire broke out about 4:30 p.m. The cause was under investigation.

Neighbor Rozelle King said he saw flames and smoke shooting from the roof and chimney of the home.

"I could see it from all the way down the block," he told The Times, "because it was the tallest home on the street."


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