Woman Deceased After Fortuna Fire This Morning, Says Neighbor
Smoke pours from a Fortuna home where an elderly woman has reportedly died in a fire. (Note the date on the photo is incorrect) [All photos provided by Julie Wilson]
An elderly woman is believed dead after fire and smoke filled her home on the 1500 block of Imperial Way in Fortuna, according to Julie Wilson, a neighbor.
A call came in this morning about 5:12 a.m. Fortuna and Loleta Fire responded to a structure on fire with one occupant still inside.
“The house is about 10 years old,” said Wilson. “A big beautiful house.”
The place was locked and the fire crews couldn’t get in and had to knock out a window to make entrance, Wilson explained.