SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Update Jan. 3, 8 a.m.
The identity of the second person who died in the fire will be released once the family is notified.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.
Original story Jan. 2
A spokesperson for the Sacramento Fire Department told ABC10 that two men were pronounced dead in a local hospital and a woman is in critical condition following a building fire.
The fire broke out Sunday morning on Presidio Street near Harris Avenue in north Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.
The firefighters said in a tweet that the three people who were pulled from the building were taken to local hospitals. A fire department ambulance was in the neighborhood when paramedics saw the smoke billowing from the home and forced their way inside. They found the woman just feet away on the ground after she collapsed from what firefighters believed was smoke inhalation.
"Though they have the training to do forceable entry on a home and look for a quick fire victim, they don't have the ability to go deep within in a structure that's engulfed with flames and smoke and do a proper search," said Captain Keith Wade, fire department spokesman. "For them to put themselves at risk to do that, we're proud of those firefighters who made that effort this morning."
There was no criminal intent and there was nothing suspicious about the incident, according to the fire department. The fire was controlled, but the cause is still under investigation.
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