A man was found dead after a fire tore through a row of garages in Anaheim Tuesday morning.
The two-alarm blaze broke out on the 2600 block of East Park Lane at around 1:45 a.m, an Anaheim Fire Department spokesman said. The blaze burned through the five unit detached garages, with three suffering major damage.
A man in his late 40s to early 50s, who is believed to have been living inside on of the units, was found inside. It took firefighters from both Anaheim and Fullerton fire departments around 20 minutes to extinguish the fire.
According to local residents the man used to build furniture in the unit where he was found, and was described as a polite and friendly neighbor. One man said a relative turned up at the scene in great distress.
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"I heard, I think, his daughter yelling to the people that, 'my dad is dead.' She was looking for him in the crowd and couldn't find him," a witness said.
Arson investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze. It is estimated damage from the fire totals $175,000.