Firefighters began their week fighting four fires in two hours early Monday morning, one of which claimed a man’s life, reports sbsun.com (http://bit.ly/1tCSysQ)
Around 5 a.m., firefighters were called to the Red Fox at 3142 N E Street after police responded to an alarm call. Police touched an exterior door to the establishment and found it was extremely hot, fire officials said.
Firefighters made entrance and found the bar on fire. After they put the fire out, arson investigators believe it was started by faulty electrical wiring. They estimated the fire caused less than $100,000 damage.
Soon after, firefighters were called to the 1700 block of east Date Street to a report of smoke coming from a downstairs apartment.
When firefighters arrived, they found smoke but no flames, officials said. They attempted to go into the apartment and found a 25-year-old man unconscious and blocking the door.
Paramedics quickly began working to resuscitate the man. He was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
His identity is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. Investigators believed the fire was accidental and may have started in the kitchen.