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Elderly man killed in San Fernando house fire

April 22, 2010 12:12:56 AM PDT
One man is dead and a woman in critical condition after a fire in San Fernando on Wednesday night.Authorities said firefighters responded to a house on the 10600 block of North Halbrent Avenue at 10:18 p.m. Fire crews found flames and smoke at the back of a home there.

Crews knocked down flames in less than 10 minutes. They found a man in his 80s and a woman in her late 70s inside in separate locations, and neither victim was showing signs of life.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital. The male victim was declared dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His name has not yet been released. The woman remains in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.