Name of Victim of Fatal Fire Released

FIre in a home

Smoke rises from the home in Fortuna where the fatal fire occurred. (Note: the date is incorrect on the photo) [Photo provided by Julie Wilson]

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: 

On 07/11/17, at approximately 5:15 in the morning, Fortuna Fire Dept. along with Loleta and Rio Dell Fire Depts. responded to reports of a structure fire in the Royal Crest Mobile Estates at the residential address, 1589 Imperial Lane. The Sheriff’s Office, Coroner Division, became involved when Fire located the single occupant of the mobile home, 76 year old Martha Ann Robertson (DOB 01/20/1941), deceased inside her residence.

The cause of death is inhalation of the products of combustion.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



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