AZUSA (CBSLA.com) — The bodies of a man and two women were recovered from a fatal house fire in Azusa, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Friday.
The victims were discovered Thursday afternoon inside a burned out home in the 500 block of Dalton Avenue.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the fire broke out around 2:45 p.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters saw that the house and its garage were already fully engulfed.
Authorities said they also heard popping sounds of ammunition “burning off” in the structure.
After the fire was extinguished around 4 p.m., officials discovered 12 rifles, 10 handguns, gun powder, numerous rounds of ammunition inside and several suspicious incendiary devices.
Neighbors say a man and his two sisters lived in the home. County documents confirm the residence was in foreclosure.
The Coroner has not released the victim’s identities.
Police said all three victims suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Officials are not calling the incident a murder-suicide, but do say there are no outstanding suspects.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
The incident is being investigated as arson, according to officials.