Firefighters find man’s body in burning home

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SAN DIEGO -- A fire of unknown origin gutted a Rolando-area home and left a man dead Wednesday.

The blaze in the 4600 block of Revillo Way erupted for unknown reasons about at 6:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

A witness told arriving firefighters someone was inside the burning residence, which was fully engulfed in flames, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.

About 15 minutes later, crews pulled the man from the home and performed CPR on him as they loaded him into an ambulance.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was pronounced dead at a hospital, San Diego police Officer Billy Hernandez said.

No other injuries were reported.

Authorities set the monetary losses at $100,000 to the structure and $50,000 to contents, according to Munoz.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon, she said.

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