Man, Dogs Found After Adelanto House Fire

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    One person died in an early morning house fire Monday, July 21, in the High Desert city of Adelanto. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014. (Published Monday, Jul 21, 2014)

    The bodies of a man and two dogs were discovered after a fire ripped through an Adelanto home early Monday morning.

    San Bernardino County firefighters received reports about 2:30 a.m. about multiple people being trapped and children’s screams coming from inside the home in the 11500 block of Villa Street.

    Firefighters knocked down the flames in about 5 minutes, then discovered the man and dogs. No other people were found.

    Investigators were working to identity the victim.

    Foul play was not suspected, officials said, but homicide and arson investigators were combing the scene for evidence.

    "At any death scene, the sheriff's department is going to come out and investigate. Just because it's the arson and bomb detail there's nothing to say that anything more than a death occurred," said Capt. Jay Hausman of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

    Neighbors said they tried to help put out the fire by using a garden hose.

    "That’s sad, I would never wish that on anybody," a neighbor said.

    Neighbors said a couple from Texas moved into the home abou a year ago. A man in his 20s, possibly the couple's son, also lived at the residence.

    Family members showed up to the home, but declined to comment.

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