Carlsbad High Grad Dies In HB Fire

by The Editors on July 21, 2009

B78529828Z120090720142330000Gckir1Vn2 LgCarlsbad high school graduate Travis McCarthy, 25, and another man died in an Huntington Beach apartment fire reportedly started by a barbecue on a balcony early Sunday morning, according to a story in the OC Register.

At 1:31 a.m., authorities received a call about a residential fire at an apartment complex at 6401 Warner Ave. at Edwards Street, the dispatcher said. . . It took a 50-person team of firefighters about 15 to 20 minutes to bring the two-alarm fire under control, said Martha Werth, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach fire department. . . The bodies of two men, identified by the coroner as Travis McCarthy, 25, and Matthew Danihels, 29, were discovered in one of the units after the fire had been extinguished, Werth said.

The fire department has not ruled out “alternate causes” for the blaze, the story says. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both men.

[Link: OCRegister]

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