L.A. Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries

The Los Angeles Fire Department has announced the line of duty death of Firefighter Glenn Allen, who succumbed Friday to injuries sustained in a ceiling collapse earlier in the week.


The incident occurred on Feb. 16 in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles when crews responded to a reported structure fire, and a partial ceiling collapse occurred. The collapse injured four Los Angeles firefighters and two Los Angeles County firefighters.

Allen succumbed to his injuries at 12:15 p.m. at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, the department reported. An investigation remains underway to determine the exact cause of Allen's injuries and manner of his death.

"The Allen Family and the Los Angeles Fire Department has received a tremendous outpouring of support during this difficult time," the department announced in a prepared statement. "Your Firefighters wish to thank you and express our deepest appreciation for all the kind words and gestures that have been provided."

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.