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Early Morning Fire Destroys Rawhide Rd. Residence

Sonora, CA — Fire completely destroyed a single family residence at 19639 Rawhide Rd. during the two o´clock hour this morning.

The residents, a father, mother and a two year old son, escaped with no injuries.

Tuolumne County Fire Marshall Kary Hubbard reports the older home, which has been in the family for a number of years, had two bedrooms and one bath. Damage to the structure has been estimated at $200,000 with $50,000 damage to the contents.

Six engines and three water tenders from CAL FIRE and the Tuolumne County Fire Department responded to the blaze along with a chief from the Columbia Fire District.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Assistance was also provided by P.G.& E. and the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Written by Bill Johnson