Three bodies recovered after California house fire

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – The bodies of a man and two women have been found after flames engulfed a house Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, California.

According to officials, the fire started around 2:45 p.m. in a residence along Dalton Avenue in Azusa and the bodies were recovered after the fire has been extinguished.

Upon arrival, the fire crews saw that the house and its garage were already burning and they also heard popping sounds originating from the source of the blaze.

When the fire was declared under control at 4 p.m., officials found 12 rifles, 10 handguns, gun powder, numerous rounds of ammunition and some suspicious flammable materials inside the structure.

Neighbors told CBS that a man and his two sisters lived in the home and documents confirmed the residence was in foreclosure.

The identities of the victims were not released. County sheriff’s arson investigators are now assisting Azusa police detectives to determine the cause of the fire.

Representatives of the Azusa Code Enforcement Division, Azusa Light and Water Division and the Gas Company were also called to the scene.

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