At 5:42 pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a house fire in the 500 block of Norcross Lane in the City of Oakley.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke and flames coming from the garage and as they approached the home, fire began to spread throughout the home and out the garage and through the roof.
By 6:15 pm, the fire was deemed out and crews were looking for at two occupants of the home. A short-time later, crews confirmed 1 casualty of the fire.
The Oakley Police Department was on scene and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was also dispatched to the fire.
9:00 pm UPDATE
According to the fire district, along with a deceased female, two others sustained smoke inhalation which did not require medical transport to a local hospital. Firefighters were able to save a second home which was part of the duplex. No other details were released.
1:00 am UPDATE
Fire Crews confirmed on a secondary search that no other victims were located. The incident is still under investigation. The fire did go second alarm.
According to Battalion Chief Ross Macumber, while responding crews were informed of a person trapped inside the home, however, crews tried to make efforts to rescue the victim but by the time crews were able to make access to the person they had already perished in the fire. The identity of the elderly female was not released and the fire is still under investigation.
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