Victim dies in fire at pallet yard in La Puente

LA PUENTE — A second-alarm fire at a pallet yard in La Puente claimed the life of one adult Sunday, authorities said.

Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to the 14600 block of Proctor Avenue at 3:34 a.m., a dispatcher said. They found a large pallet yard with heavy fire to the rear of the lot and pallets stacked up to 20 feet high.

More than 50 firefighters were at the scene.

The department reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was handling the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.