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Fire erupts at Riverside home with suspect in police shootout possibly inside, authorities say

A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a house in Riverside where a man involved in a shootout with police had possibly been holed up, authorities say.

The neighborhood was on lockdown and at least five homes had been evacuated as SWAT teams searched for the suspect who shot at two police officers Monday night, authorities say.

The officers were not wounded.

The house caught fire at around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, just as police prepared to enter and search it, said Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback.

Police do not know if the suspect started the fire or if SWAT tactics caused it, Railsback said. He would not say what tactics...

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