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Fire kills man in motor home at Santa Ana auto repair shop

November 9, 2011 | 10:51 am

Photo: The scene of where a body was found in a motor home fire in Santa Ana.  Credit: KTLA-TV

A man's body was “burned beyond all recognition” Wednesday when a fire engulfed a motor home at an auto repair shop in Santa Ana.

Santa Ana Fire Capt. Ben Gonzales said a crew was deployed to Cruz Auto Detailing in the 900 block of East Second Street just after 6 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found a small motor home on fire in an isolated corner of the lot.

Gonzales said firefighters had to force their way into the auto yard and get past pit bulls before they could extinguish the fire in a matter of minutes.

The man inside the motor home was pronounced dead at the scene. He had not yet been identified.

Gonzales did not know if the victim owned the motor home or why it was parked in the auto yard.  

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Photo: The scene at a Santa Ana auto repair shop where a body was found in a burned motor home.  Credit: KTLA-TV

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