2 killed, 4 hurt in Orange County residential fire

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say two people have been killed and four others injured in an early morning fire at a group home for developmentally disabled adult women.

Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Steve Concialdi says the blaze broke out at about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in a residential neighborhood of Santa Ana.

Concialdi says the home's caretaker, a 71-year-old woman, was critically injured while attempting to rescue residents from the single-story, four-bedroom home.

Three other people were hospitalized with serious injuries — possibly smoke inhalation.

Arriving firefighters found the house and its garage consumed in flames. The fire was knocked down in a half hour.

The victims were between 30 and 60 years old.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Concialdi says the home is completely destroyed.

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