One person dead, firefighter injured in blaze at Lakewood YMCA facility

A man is dead and a Los Angeles County Department firefighter was injured today in a fire at a YMCA facility in Lakewood.

Fire crews were called at 1:30 a.m. to a YMCA gymnastics center in the 4000 block of South Street near Lakewood Boulevard where they found a man inside the building, according to ABC7.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The firefighter was pulled out of the blaze after calling for help on his radio and taken to a hospital. He is in stable condition, according to the department.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to remove an incorrect address for the YMCA gymnastics center.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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