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AUBURN-

An hours-long gun battle between a man and police at a burning home in Auburn is now over.

Placer sheriffs confirmed the suspect is dead and the home has been destroyed by the fire. Firefighters began fighting the house fire once the shootout was over.

At 10:45 a.m. Placer sheriffs received 911 calls about shots being fired in both the front and back yard of a home on Kemper Oaks Court.

According to officials, the man was heavily armed and fired hundreds of rounds from inside the home.

Nearby neighbors were evacuated. Both the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Team and the Hostage Negotiations Team were called to the scene.

The teams set up a perimeter and tried to communicate with the man, but he did not cooperate.

For 4 hours the man fired over 100 rounds of ammo from his home at Placer sheriff deputies and neighboring homes.

At around 2:30 p.m., a fire started in the garage of the home. During the nedxt hour, the entire house became fully engulfed in flames as the suspect continued to shoot at police. A member of the Special Enforcement Team fired back, killing the suspect.

The incident and crime scene are continuing to be investigated.

The suspect's name will be released once his identity is positively confirmed.