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Posted: 8:31 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
KTVU.com and wires
PITTSBURG, Calif. —
Three women died in a two-alarm fire at a home Sunday morning in Pittsburg, a Contra Costa County battalion chief said.
Crews responded to a report of a blaze at a home in the 200 block of Dimaggio Avenue at about 12:30 a.m., Battalion Chief Lewis Broschard said.
Broschard said three people in the home were killed.
Authorities say crews put out the fire by 1 a.m., but they couldn't save the three victims who lived there. One woman was found in a bedroom, and the two others were in the kitchen.
The battalion chief had previously said two victims were transported to a hospital, but has since stated that all three died at the scene.
The names of the victims have not yet been released.
Firefighters said there were no working smoke detectors inside the home. The ones found at the house were not properly installed and had no batteries.
A second home may have been damaged in the fire, the battalion chief said.
Authorities continued to sift through the rubble and debris into the morning, searching for evidence as to what caused the house fire.
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