California group home fire

Associated Press
Orange County Fire Authority firefighters mop up hot spots after a house fire on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. Authorities say two people have been killed and four others injured in the early morning fire at a group home for developmentally disabled adult women. Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Steve Concialdi says the blaze broke out at about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in the residential neighborhood of Santa Ana. Concialdi says the home's caretaker, a 71-year-old woman, was critically injured while attempting to rescue residents from the single-story, four-bedroom home. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

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Two people were killed and four others were injured in an early morning fire Wednesday at a group home for developmentally disabled adult women in California, authorities said.

The blaze broke out about 5:45 a.m. in a residential neighborhood of Santa Ana, according to Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Steve Concialdi.

The caretaker, a 71-year-old woman, was in the kitchen preparing food for the day when a smoke alarm went off, Concialdi said. She found a mattress on fire in one of two front bedrooms, and the flames quickly spread to the rest of the house, he said. (AP)

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