FONTANA - A 70-year-old man perished in a blaze that swept through his home early Sunday, according to San Bernardino County fire officials.

Firefighters were called out to the home in the 16400 block of Arrow Route around 3:30 a.m. They found two rooms of the home engulfed in flames, according to a news release.

Firefighters arrived five minutes after the 9-1-1 call, according to the release. They extinguished the fire in 10 minutes but had problems getting to the resident, who was unable to escape on his own, authorities said.

Paramedics treated the man, but he died at a hospital.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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