Residents of Green Valley said one person, an 18-year-old man, was killed as the result of a structure fire on the 39000 block of Calle Carona in Green Valley on Friday night.
While the Los Angeles County Fire Department could not confirm there was a death, officials did confirm a well-involved structure fire that spread onto nearby brush, prompting a call for response at approximately 8:50 p.m.
Laurie Millard, a family friend of the reported decedent, told The Signal that she was holding a supply drive for the 18-year-old’s father, who has “lost everything.”
“It’s an unimaginable loss,” said Millard. “Our community is a great community, we stand by each other and it’s awesome — the outpouring of love we’ve gotten here.”
Millard said they are accepting donations such as monetary donations, food, water, etc., and that donations can be dropped off at 16138 Spunky Canyon Road. Millard said plenty of clothes have been donated and are no longer needed.
The L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Office was not immediately available to confirm the death or the name of the decedent.
The 18-year-old’s father has set up a GoFundMe page, which aims to reach $5,000.
To donate to the GoFundMe page, visit: https://bit.ly/45v9ZCN