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1 dead in South L.A. motor home fire

April 16, 2009 |  8:46 am

A person died this morning after a fire engulfed a motor home in South Los Angeles. The body was so badly charred that officials could not determine its gender.

Firefighters arrived in the 6000 block of South Gramercy Place at 1:18 a.m. to find a large motor home parked on the street “well involved in fire,” said Devin Gales, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters were able to knock down the flames in less than 10 minutes but found the remains of one person inside the vehicle, Gales said.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz