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Man found dead after house fire in Orange

Friday, December 20, 2013
A man was found dead in a house fire in Orange Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, that may have been sparked by hoarding conditions.

A man was found dead in a house fire in Orange Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, that may have been sparked by hoarding conditions. (KABC Photo)

A man was found dead in a house fire in Orange Thursday that may have been sparked by hoarding conditions.

The fire erupted on the 1700 block of North Shaffer Street at about 8:45 p.m. A knockdown was declared within 45 minutes, a fire official said.

The body of a man was found in a back bedroom of the home. His name has not been released.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. A fire official said the home was very crowded with furniture and other things inside and had "hoarder-packrat conditions."

City News Service contributed to this report.

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