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Fire In Fresno Abandoned House Kills Five

An abandoned home caught fire Sunday morning in Fresno, California, killing five and leaving one more in critical condition.

By Grant Suneson | December 13, 2015

Five people are dead and a sixth is in critical condition after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno, California.

A witness told police he heard people screaming for help and trying to break through a window. Most of the windows and doors were boarded up.

A spokesman for the Fresno Fire Department said the victims likely died of smoke inhalation, but that hasn’t been officially confirmed.

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All of the deceased victims are adults. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. 

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