Here's the story from our local newspaper:
One man died as a three-alarm fire broke out in a 20-story residential high-rise on Ocean Boulevard Wednesday night. The blaze was first reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the 18th floor of the Galaxy Towers, 2999 E. Ocean Blvd.
A man, a tenant on the 18th floor, jumped to his death, according to Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Mike DuRee.
The fire, believed to be confined to the unit in the east wing of the 18th floor where it broke out, was contained by about 10:25 p.m., DuRee said. The victim was alone at the time of the fire and it was unclear if anyone else lived in the unit.