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Man dies in Long Beach house fire

February 14, 2012 | 11:23 pm

A man believed to be about 60 years old died when a fire tore through a home in Long Beach, officials said Tuesday night.

The blaze broke out shortly before 7 p.m.  in a second-floor bedroom of the home in the 5700 block of East Scrivener Street, said Capt. Rich Brandt of the Long Beach Fire Department.

Firefighters pulled the man to the first floor, where he was pronounced dead by paramedics. The blaze was knocked down in about four minutes.

Brandt said the cause of the blaze was being probed by Fire Department arson investigators, and that the man’s death was being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department and Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

No other details were available late Tuesday.

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