Monterey County Fire Kills Five

Rescuers included police and caregivers.

By Lori Preuitt
|  Sunday, Nov 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:56 PM PDT
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Monterey County Fire Kills Five

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This is what is left of the home for the disabled in Marina.

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Three police officers and two caregivers were injured overnight as they tried to rescue people trapped inside a home for the disabled that caught fire.

This happened in the town of Marina in Monterey County.

Initally, four people were listed as being killed in the fire, but a fifth body was discovered Sunday according to the Associated Press.

The fire was reported just before midnight. Someone driving along Highway 1 noticed the flames and dialed 911.

Rescue efforts began immediately, according to KSBW in Salinas. Emergency crews called for mutual aid because they knew they were going to need help in order to get people out of the house
and fight the fire.

The three injured officers were hurt during that rescue effort, the Marina Police Department told KSBW.  Two caregivers were hurt doing the same thing.

Fire officials said they think the fire started inside the facility, but they don't know where or how.
Names of the victims and the injured officers were not immediately released.

AP reported the home was listed with the California Dept. of Social Services and was operated under the name of the Mt. Carmel Adult Residential Facility.

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