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Responding firefighters encounter man on fire after molotov cocktail attack

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Three adults were killed and a firefighter suffered facial burns in a two-alarm fire at a tire shop in South El Monte, authorities said. Three people have been found dead in Los Angeles County after a blaze destroyed a tire shop in South El Monte city, according to US officials. One firefighter, who was at the scene to turn off the blaze on Saturday, was also injured, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Grace Medrano. Firefighters initially found only one man, who was alive at the time, but succumbed to his wounds. “When firefighters arrived, they saw a man behind heavily locked gates trying to escape the fire. They tried to rescue him but couldn’t reach him before he was overcome by his injuries,” Medrano said. After firefighters went inside the building, they found two other men dead, fire authorities said. The person, who initially called the police to report the incident, saw someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the building and then escaped with a white vehicle. Investigators from the homicide and arson departments of Los Angeles County launched an investigation into the deadly fire.

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