A fire inside an Encinitas home was so intense Monday night firefighters could not enter the building to try and rescue two people living inside.
A neighbor broke out windows trying to help rescue animals but the two people living inside the home didn't make it out alive.
The fire started around 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Regal Road.
"The whole residential portion of that first floor was on fire with fire coming out of the roof," said Encinitas Fire Deputy Chief Scott Henry.
Because they couldn't get inside, firefightres worked to defend other nearby homes, said Henry.
Bystanders and family members told firefighters that two people lived in the home.
After about a half hour, firefighters could enter the home and start moving things around, they found one victim inside, a man in a wheelchair in the bedroom, Henry said. Overnight, another body was found.
San Diego County Sheriff's investigators were on scene investigating. Foul play is not suspected, according to a sheriff's department news release.