By SDCN Editor
Poway, CA–A body was discovered lying in a bedroom in a house fire Friday in Poway, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2:30 a.m. structure fire in the 14800 block of Crocker Road. The first deputy arrived on the scene prior to the fire department and confirmed the structure was fully engulfed in flames. The deputy began breaking windows to locate and contact any occupants. He noticed a body lying in a bedroom but was unable to make entry due to smoke and flames. He attempted to communicate with the victim but received no response. Seconds later, the victim’s body was overcome by flames.
Poway fire crews arrived at the location and were able to extinguish the blaze.
Sheriff’s bomb and arson detectives are investigating the incident.