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Calif. firefighters find body in burning abandoned house

Orange County firefighters faced a fully-involved house fire in Santa Ana

By Nathaniel Percy
The Orange County Register

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Orange County firefighters found a body inside a house in Santa Ana after putting out a fire Wednesday morning, April 3, authorities said.

Firefighters were called to the 2000 block of North Bush Street just before 2:55 a.m. and found a single-story home on fire., OCFA said. Video from the agency showed the home fully involved with fire coming out of the roof and a back entrance.

The house sits just south of the 5 Freeway and a block east of Main Street. Whether anyone else was inside the house when the fire broke out was not immediately known.

Approximately 30 firefighters knocked down the blaze in less than 25 minutes, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Greg Barta said.

It wasn’t immediately known if anyone else was inside the house when the fire started, or where inside the house the body was found.

Further information about the deceased person was not known.

The cause and origin of the fire were under investigation.

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