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A woman was found dead inside a Desert Hot Springs home that caught fire Thursday.

The blaze was reported at 8:39 a.m. in a single-family residence in the 9000 block of Calle de Vecinos, said Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department.

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No injuries were initially reported in connection with the blaze, but Desert Hot Springs police said Thursday afternoon that as firefighters were putting the fire out, a woman’s body was found inside the home.

According to Desert Hot Springs Deputy Police Chief Jim Henson, the woman and some deceased dogs were found, though what caused their deaths remained under investigation.

Twenty county firefighters got the flames under control by 9:40 a.m., Cabral said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the fire.

Henson said Desert Hot Springs police and Riverside County Fire investigators were working together to determine what caused the deaths and the fire.

–City News Service

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