Firefighters putting out hot spots and sifting through the aftermath of a house fire in Escondido made a horrifying discovery Monday.
Emergency dispatchers got a call at 12:45 p.m. about a fire in the 25100 block of Valley Center Road, according to the Escondido Police Department. The firefighters were able to knock down the fire and then discovered a woman's body inside the home.
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Investigators were able to identify the victim but are waiting to contact her next-of-kin prior to releasing her identity.
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The cause of the fire is being looked into, EPD said, and the woman's cause of death is being probed by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office