By SDCN Editor
Imperial Beach, CA–A man in his 80s died Monday in a deadly apartment fire in Imperial Beach, fire officials reported.
The blaze was reported just before 5:30 a.m. in an apartment building in the 500 block of 7th Street.
When firefighters arrived, they found one of the units on the second floor fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters pulled a man out of the unit and provided CPR. Despite lifesaving efforts on the scene, the man did not survive.
The Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the man, as well as determine the cause and manner of death once the family has been notified.
The Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson detectives say they do not believe this is a criminal act. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The American Red Cross is assisting ten people with shelter.