LACoFD firefighter dies from injuries suffered in house fire

Jonathan Flagler was a 21-year fire service veteran and the father of two teen boys

Duty Death: Jonathan “Jon” Flagler - [Los Angeles, California]

End of Service: 01/06/2022


UPDATE 2:05 p.m. PT: Jonathan Flagler has been identified as the Los Angeles County firefighter who was killed in a structure fire Thursday morning. Flagler is a 21-year fire service veteran and the father of two teen boys. Flagler became trapped during interior operations and was overcome by fire conditions.

Nathaniel Percy
The Orange County Register

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — A Los Angeles County firefighter, critically injured while battling a residential fire in Rancho Palos Verdes, died at a hospital Thursday, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road for a fire just past 2 a.m., spokesman Franklin Lopez said. As of 8:45 a.m., firefighters were still on the scene.

The firefighter leaves behind his wife and two young sons, Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a tweet.

“They were able to save the family inside, but tragically, one of our own Los Angeles County firefighters lost his life in the effort,” Hahn said. “His bravery and sacrifice will not be forgotten. …

“This is devastating and my prayers are with his wife and two young sons as well as his friends and colleagues in the Fire Department and everyone that knew and loved him,” she said.

The street where the fire broke out has single-story houses and ends in a cul-de-sac that overlooks the ocean.

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