Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Two Dead, Five Injured In Group Home Fire

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Two people died and five suffered burn injuries in a fire that set a Santa Ana home ablaze Wednesday morning.

The fire, which was reported around 5:30 a.m., spread from a nearby garage to a four-bedroom "licensed group home," fire officials told NBC Los Angeles.

"We do have two fatalities inside, and we do have five burn patients," Steve Concialdi, spokesman for of the Orange County Fire Authority told KTLA. "Two of those burn patients were critical, three of those were minor."

There were earlier reports that two children were among those who died in the fire, but NBC Los Angeles has since confirmed that there were no minors in the home. Names and ages of the victims have not been released yet.

Support for LAist comes from

Most Read