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Five die in fire at home for the disabled in Marina, California

Five people have died after fire struck a home for the disabled in Marina, California. Two other residents were hospitalised, as were three police officers who suffered from smoke inhalation after trying to rescue people from the burning building.

The cause of the fire, which broke out on Saturday evening, is not year clear. Officials are now looking through the remains of the building for clues. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has reportedly been called in to help determine exactly what happened.

The fire was reportedly first spotted by a driver on a nearby road, who saw the flames and called for help. Marina is a small coastal community in Monterey County, a little way south of nearby San Francisco.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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