Remains of 2 people found at S. Calif. fire scene

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    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Human remains have been found in the burned-out rubble of a Southern California commercial and residential building where two people have been missing.

    Los Angeles sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said the remains of two people were found Monday, and homicide and arson officials were investigating.........

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    Fatal Compton fire: Officials probe why family was living in building

    The fire had fully engulfed the roof by the time firefighters arrived at the building where rescue efforts were dangerous, with debris stacked more than 6 feet high, Miller said.

    A search and rescue team pushed through “pack-rat like” conditions inside, carrying out piles of debris and using a plow truck to dig out a mound of rubbish taller than the firefighters.

    After numerous trips into the building with a cadaver dog, authorities confirmed that two bodies had been discovered. The father and three children were able to escape the burning building before firefighters arrived, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott Miller said.

    Automotive parts and debris clogged the living quarters and caused the blaze to burn longer and hotter, and the loft to collapse, Miller said.

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