Update: Woman Dies At Rawhide Road House Fire
Update at 12:17pm: Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Deputy Nicco Sandelin, is providing further information about early Saturday morning’s deadly house fire on Rawhide Road in the Jamestown area.
He relays, “When Deputies arrived on scene, the residence was fully engulfed. Deputies learned one person was able to escape the fire while another person may have still been inside. The deputies attempted to make entry into the residence, but were unable, due to the fire, smoke and integrity of the building. Once the fire was extinguished, a deceased female was located inside the house. The Sheriff’s Coroner was unable to make an identification and are awaiting test results for identification.”
We’ll pass along additional information when it becomes available.
Original story posted at 9:39am: Jamestown, CA — Fire officials confirm that a fatality occurred within the perimeter of a house fire that was extinguished early Saturday morning in the 19000 block of Rawhide Road.
CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore says the Tuolumne County Fire Department is investigating the incident in cooperation with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. We reported earlier that the fire ignited at 12:19am on Saturday and resources responded from CAL Fire, Tuolumne County Fire, and the Columbia Fire Protection District. One firefighter also suffered minor injuries.
No additional information is immediately available regarding the person who died, or the exact circumstances surrounding the death.
We’ll pass along more information when it becomes available.