Compton area fire that killed 3-year-old blamed on electrical problem
Ivan Boggs was found outside the bathroom of the two-story home in the 800 block of East Lennon Street after the Thursday blaze. He was unconscious and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
His 38-year mother suffered minor injuries trying to save him, investigators said. She later escaped through a second-floor balcony.
Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi said late Friday evening that the electrical problem could have been a short circuit or bad wiring.
The mother was "very upset and despondent," authorities said.
-- Gale Holland
Photo: Scene of Thursday's fire near Compton. Credit: KTLA-TV