Man and Woman Killed in Garden Grove House Fire

A man and woman died in an intense fire at a Garden Grove home Saturday night, authorities said.

A man and woman were found dead following an intense fire at a Garden Grove house on Sept. 22, 2018. (Credit: Garden Grove Fire Department)

A man and woman were found dead following an intense fire at a Garden Grove house on Sept. 22, 2018. (Credit: Garden Grove Fire Department)

The deadly fire was first reported about 7:45 p.m. at a single-story house in the 8800 block of Chapman Avenue, just west of Magnolia Street, Garden Grove Fire Department Capt. Thanh Nguyen said in a written statement.

Firefighters encountered flames coming through the roof of the home when they arrived, he said.

"Crews encountered a large volume of fire which prompted additional resources to be requested," Nguyen said. "It took almost 30 firefighters 55 minutes to bring the blaze under control."

A search of the house revealed a man and woman, he said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not available.

A family friend told KTLA that the victims were an elderly woman and her son, who was also a senior citizen.

A neighbor said the flames were towering.

"It was high enough where I thought it would have caught another couple houses on fire," the neighbor said. "It was really tall."

A man and woman were found dead following an intense fire at a Garden Grove house on Sept. 22, 2018. (Credit: Garden Grove Fire Department)

A man and woman were found dead following an intense fire at a Garden Grove house on Sept. 22, 2018. (Credit: Garden Grove Fire Department)

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, Nguyen said. Fire investigators continued working at the scene until 4 a.m. Sunday.

Orange County Department Sheriff-Coroner Department investigators are also investigating.

Fire officials estimated the fire caused $400,000 worth of damage to the home and its contents.

 

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