Father and Son Killed in Azusa Apartment Fire

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A father and his adult son were killed in an apartment fire in Azusa Thursday night, officials and neighbors said.

The fire was reported about 9:10 p.m. at 833 W. 13th St.

Los Angeles County firefighters had gotten a report that there were people inside the apartment before two bodies were discovered, officials said.

The bodies were burned beyond recognition, but the victims were a father and child, Los Angeles County Fire Battalion Fire Chief Carl Flores said.

The wife and mother of the victims later arrived at the scene and was taken to a hospital for an unrelated issue, Flores said.

The fire was put out in about 30 to 45 minutes.

Officials did not provide and additional description of the victims, but neighbors told KTLA that the son was an adult with a disability.

“They’re very nice people and it’s very sad," neighbor Tom Sender said.

He said he had heard pops from the blaze and the fire truck sirens before seeing flames shooting through the roof of the apartment.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation and the other units of the apartment complex were red tagged after the incident.

KTLA's Nancy Fontan contributed to this story. 

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