Two men killed in early morning San Bernardino house fire
Two men were killed after a fire tore through a home in San Bernardino early Monday.
The fire was reported about 2:15 a.m. at a house in the 3600 block of North Arrowhead Avenue. By the time crews arrived, flames had already erupted through the roof and windows of the single-story Tudor-style home. Firefighters pulled two men from the burning home, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
One of the men was found dead near the front door. Firefighters searched through billowing smoke and found another man unconscious in a bedroom in the back of the house. They carried him outside just before the roof collapsed.
The man sustained major injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Firefighters contained the blaze in just under an hour, but the house was completely destroyed, according to the fire department.
Authorities have not identified the men. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze, but said it did not appear to be suspicious.
10 a.m.: This article was updated with news of the second man’s death and additional details.
This article was originally published at 6:40 a.m.
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