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Authorities Friday were trying to solve the mystery of why a woman died alongside a number of dead dogs in a home ablaze in Desert Hot Springs.

Jane Engel’s body was found by firefighters who were putting out the blaze that broke out at Engel’s home at 9290 Calle de Vecinos at 8:39 a.m. Thursday .

Twenty county firefighters got the flames under control by 9:40 a.m., according to Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department. 

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

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


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–City News Service

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