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Homeless man dies trying to keep warm

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A homeless man who apparently started a fire in a trash bin to keep himself warm was found burned to death early Saturday.

Police have not identified the man who was discovered about 12:45 a.m. behind Freight Management Inc. in the 2900 block of La Palma Avenue, according to Police Sgt. John Johnson.

The man was engulfed in flames inside the 20-by-30-foot bin next to his bicycle, clothes and some beer bottles, he said.


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