Sonora, CA — Sonora High School ceramics teacher Jim Albini is currently listed in critical condition at the U.C. Davis Medical Center.
C.D.F. Tuolumne County Fire Department officials reported that Albini was seriously burned following a Tuesday afternoon fire that involved a vehicle, house and vegetation.
Reports from residents and onlookers indicate there was some kind of explosion at the scene, causing everything in the area to go up in flames.
Initial reports indicated that power lines were down; however PG&E officials say there were no outages and the only line damaged was the one supplying power to the house.
Written by Bill Johnson