Two Die in Pacifica House Fire

Firefighters knew two people might be inside the home, but could not enter because of intense flames.

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    Two people were killed in a three-alarm fire that destroyed a home  in Pacifica early Sunday morning.

    The Associated Press is reporting the victims are a teenage girl and an elderly man. The teen was 13-years-old and the man was 93-years-old. 

        Firefighters were dispatched to a report of fire at a two-story  house at 552 Inverness Drive at about 5:55 a.m., North County Fire Authority  spokesman Matt Lucett said.   

    Crews on scene initially tried to fight the fire from inside the  home, but the flames became too intense and firefighters were forced to  retreat, Lucett said.

    Occupants of the home who had evacuated told firefighters that two  people were possibly still inside.

    When it was safe for crews to enter the structure, the bodies were discovered.
    Three people were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with  smoke inhalation and a burned arm, Lucett said. The injuries were not  expected to be life threatening.

    The fire was declared under control at 7:20 a.m. 

    American Red Cross spokeswoman Patricia Peper told AP that 12 other people were living in the home and are now homeless. She described the residents as "an exteneded family."

    Fire investigators remained at the scene Sunday afternoon, trying to  determine the cause.

    Bay City News and the Associated Press Contributed to this report.