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Man Refuses To Leave House On Fire On South Coast, Dies in Blaze

Police say a man who refused to leave a burning home in Ventura County was fatally injured by the blaze.

Oxnard firefighters and police were called to a home on the 600 block of South D Street just before 5 Wednesday night by a house fire.  Firefighters asked the police for help because a man refused to leave the home.

When public safety workers entered the damaged house, they found the body of a man in its attic. The name of the man hasn’t been released. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.