Five disabled residents of a care facility in the Monterey County city of Marina died in a fire late Saturday night, authorities said Sunday.
The two caregivers escaped from the single-story house, said Lt. Rick Janicki of the Marina Police Department.
They were treated for smoke inhalation, as were three police officers and a firefighter.
A sixth disabled resident also got out, but remained hospitalized late Sunday afternoon, Janicki said.
It does not appear that anybody else lived there, he said. The Mt. Carmel Adult Residential Facility was licensed by the state to care for six adults.
The names, ages and genders of the victims will be released Monday, after relatives had been contacted, he said.
The cause was still being investigated, with assistance from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Fire and Explosives, Janicki said.
John DiCarlo, a retired sheriff's deputy who lives down the street, said he heard the sirens just before midnight Saturday and went out to see what was going on.