MONTEREY COUNTY (BCN) — Two people died and a home was destroyed early Monday morning following a house fire near King City, according to Cal Fire officials.
At 12:20 a.m., firefighters responded to the fire at a house on Vista Place near Pine Canyon Road in unincorporated Monterey County, Cal Fire officials said.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed a majority of the home in flames. As they attempted to attack the fire from inside the home, crews located an unconscious person behind the front door, according to Cal Fire.
Firefighters removed the person from inside the home and initiated CPR. The victim was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead, Cal Fire officials said.
Firefighters located a second person inside, near the home’s rear restroom. That victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire.
Firefighters were able to eventually stop the blaze from spreading beyond the home and brought it under control after about 40 minutes.
The home is considered a total loss. No other injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to Cal Fire.