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Firefighters extinguish Santa Ana house fire, rescue trapped occupant

SANTA ANA — A fire Sunday evening, Jan. 14, caused major damage to a house, ending with the safe rescue of a person who was reported to be trapped inside, authorities said.
Orange County Fire Authority crews work on a house fire in Santa Ana in the 1300 Block of North Custer Street on Sunday.<br />Photo courtesy OCFA
Firefighters responding to the 6:25 p.m. report of a residential fire on the 1300 block of North Custer Street found the house fully involved in flames, said Capt. Stephen Horner of the Orange County Fire Authority.
Firefighters entered the home and battled the flames, locating a female of unknown age and carrying her outside to safety,  Horner said.
Firefighters discovered that two other people who initially had been reported to be trapped inside had been able to get outside safely on their own, Horner said.
Some 40 firefighters from OCFA and the city of Orange fought the fire, and they extinguished the flames within 18 minutes, the agency reported.
The person rescued was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, Horner said. There were no reported injuries to firefighters or to anyone else.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Source: Oc Register

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