Ex-LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's home goes up in flames

WILSHIRE PARK, LOS ANGELES

The fire at the home broke out just before 3 a.m. Delgadillo and his family narrowly escape the intense fire. They were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and are expected to make a full recovery.

Neighbors said Delgadillo rescued his wife, children and two dogs from the flames, and then grabbed a garden hose to try to fight the fire until crews arrived.

"There were probably 40 firemen on the street within 2 seconds because I heard everybody scream and it seems like the fire trucks came right away," said Amanda Reno, a neighbor.

Neighbors said given the flames and heavy smoke, the outcome could have been much worse.

"It could have been a very tragic story and we're happy it's turned out so well," said neighbor Roger Edwards.

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