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Retirement home fire's toll rises to 3

August 21, 2008|From the Associated Press

Authorities have found the body of a third victim in the rubble of a retirement home fire.

The unidentified man's body was found Wednesday morning in a bed, buried beneath four feet of debris, on the sixth floor of Casa de Vallejo.

About 115 residents were evacuated after a fire broke out on the sixth floor of the seven-story building. Officials said John Argente, 74, died Sunday at a hospital of his injuries, and a man whose body also was found in the rubble has not yet been publicly identified.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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