Rocky Delgadillo, family escape bad house fire

delgadillo-after-fire.jpgFormer Los Angeles city attorney Rocky Delgadillo's home in Wilshire Park was gutted by fire over the weekend. Delgadillo, his wife and two boys — and the family dogs — escaped the early morning fire on Saturday. The cause is under investigation. News footage caught flames licking out the ground floor windows and up the side of the home on South Windsor Boulevard. Delgadillo, who tried to fight the fire with a garden hose, was later seen in footage receiving oxygen in an ambulance, but he returned to the home later in the day and told news media that the smoke alarms got everybody up and out to safety. "My wife was extraordinarily courageous and was able to round up the boys and get them out,ā€ Delgadillo told CBS 2. ā€œIā€™m just happy for the fact that they are fine.ā€ ABC 7, CBS 2

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Politics stories on LA Observed:
David Ryu and candidate Mike Fong
Tronc buys (NY) Daily News, La Tuna fire aftermath and more
Helping in Houston, new lion cubs, Garcetti's back
Garcetti has weekend date in the Hamptons
Garcetti hitting the road to New Hampshire
LA Confederate monument coming down
LA Observed Notes: Back from vacation and into the fray
Rendon fights for neglected Southeast


LA Observed on Twitter