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Fire kills couple, large collection of birds

May 27, 2013|By Fox 40 and Los Angeles Times Staff
  • Fire killed an elderly couple in Sacramento.
Fire killed an elderly couple in Sacramento. (Fox 40 )

Two people and numerous animals were killed in a house fire in Sacramento on Sunday.

Firefighters found flames covering the front of the house when they arrived at the scene.

Once they put out the fire, firefighters found an elderly couple inside.

The man and woman died, as well as their dogs, cats and birds.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Fox 40.

The Sacramento Bee reported that one of the victims was a longtime member of a local bird society and that many her birds were killed in the blaze.

"Most of her collection died," friend Rosiebird Gipson told the paper. "She had 22 cages. Some of them were full of birds. I'm thinking maybe 50 birds passed away. And she was feeding babies. People boarded their birds with her."

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