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Apparent suicide ends in house explosion

September 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An apparent suicide attempt ends in a house explosion in the Covina area on Monday.The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to 16760 E. Brookport Street after reports of an explosion at about 10:45 a.m.

Authorities said a male turned on the gas on the house for an hour to commit suicide.

Firefighters knocked the fire out quickly, and the victim was transported to a local hospital with first and second-degree burns.


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