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Police: Idaho house burns after shots fired at home invader

Associated Press

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Authorities in southwestern Idaho say police opened fire on a suspected home invader who went back into a house that caught fire and burned down with one resident and the invader possibly still inside.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says Thursday morning that what’s left of the home is too hot to search for bodies.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy and a Kuna police officer responded late Wednesday to a report of a home invasion and shot at a man exiting the home who refused commands to drop a gun.

Police say they helped two people escape the burning house, but a woman did not get out.

Police say the whereabouts of the armed man is unknown, and the surviving residents say they didn’t know him.

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