Photos: Veteran L.A. County firefighter, overcome by smoke and flames, dies after battling house fire

The body of veteran Los Angeles County firefighter Jonathan Flagler is transported to the coroner's van.
The body of veteran Los Angeles County firefighter Jonathan Flagler is transported to the coroner’s van for transport from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. Flagler died after battling a fire in Rancho Palos Verdes.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A veteran Los Angeles County firefighter was overcome by smoke and flames today while battling a Rancho Palos Verdes house fire and had to be pulled from the inferno by fellow firefighters and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jonathan Flagler, 47, was among the crew from Fire Station 83 that responded to the blaze around 2 a.m. in the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road.

Five firefighters stand atop a firetruck while saluting
Los Angeles County firefighters, from left, Bryson Dow, Steve Hayes, Harry Morales, Thomas Thompson and Capt. Robert Ruiz salute during a procession for fallen firefighter Jonathan Flagler as they escort his body to the coroner’s office.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Jonathan Flagler's wife, Jenny, and sons leave are joined by firefighters
Jonathan Flagler’s wife, Jenny, and sons leave Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where the firefighter was pronounced dead.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Firefighters prepare to hoist an American flag outside the coroner's office in Los Angeles
Firefighters prepare to hoist an American flag outside the coroner’s office in Los Angeles as they prepare for the arrival of Jonathan Flagler’s body in Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Two firefighters embrace while two others look on
Firefighters mourn Flagler.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A line of police officers on motorcycles drive down a street
A procession carrying Jonathan Flagler’s body arrives at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighter fatally injured while battling Rancho Palos Verdes blaze is identified as Jonathan Flagler, 47. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

A procession of police and fire vehicles on a freeway
A view from the Rosecrans overpass on the 110 Freeway shows a coroner’s van as a procession escorts Jonathan Flagler’s body to the coroner’s office.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
A firefighter attaches a black band to his badge on his uniform
Los Angeles city firefighter Christopher Vu attaches a black band to his badge in honor of fallen firefighter Jonathan Flagler.
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Two firefighters salute
Firefighters salute as the body of Jonathan Flagler is transported from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Aerial view of the burned home in the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road in Rancho Palos Verdes.
An aerial view of the burned home in the 30700 block of Tarapaca Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, where Los Angeles County firefighter Jonathan Flagler had battled the blaze.
(KTLA)