Woman, 90, dies in fire that hurts son, 2 deputies

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Updated: 4/02 8:12 am

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County authorities say a 90-year-old woman has died in a fire at her home, and her son and two deputies were injured trying to rescue her.

The Los Angeles Times says the blaze broke out Tuesday at the home in Yorba Linda.

County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi says the 56-year-old son tried to use a garden hose to knock down the flames but the fire was too hot.

He was being treated Tuesday night at a hospital for smoke inhalation and burns to his respiratory tract.

Two deputies who tried to enter the home were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Ninety-year-old Katheryn Carras was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Concialdi says investigators suspect that a smoke alarm in the home was not working when the fire broke out.


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