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Autopsies pending on two women, man found dead in house fire

December 7, 2012 |  9:10 am

Two women and a man found dead in an Azusa house fire Thursday have not been identified pending an autopsy, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said.

It is unclear whether they died as a result of the fire, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. All three are in their 50s, Winter said.

Police were called to the house in the 500 block of North Dalton Avenue at 2:43 p.m. Thursday.

Upon arrival officers saw the house and garage were fully engulfed in fire. Police could also here the popping sound of ammunition “burning off,” prompting the evacuation of neighboring residences. The flames were extinguished by about 4 p.m.

The 911 calls reporting the fire came from neighbors, there were no calls for help from inside the home, officials said.

Azusa authorities found several incendiary devices, 12 rifles, 10 handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home.

Court records show that the home had gone into foreclosure in June and was owned by MPH Property in Los Angeles. Neighbors told KTLA News that a man and his two sisters moved into the home after their father died and their mother became ill.


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