Sacto 911

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Update: House fire outside Placerville kills two women

03/07/2014 7:48 AM

10/08/2014 11:43 AM

Despite efforts to save them, two women died in house fire that erupted early Friday just outside Placerville.

The fire at the single-story home on Rose Lane near Mosquito Road to the northeast of Placerville was reported by a citizen around 5:45 a.m. Friday. The 911 caller said that occupants of the home could still be inside the burning structure.

The first fire crew arrived at 5:51 a.m. to find the house heavily involved in fire. A woman at the scene told firefighters that she believed there were two people inside.

Firefighters began trying to extinguished the flames with water and entered the home with breathing apparatus in an attempt to find the occupants.

“We did find two females in a back bedroom,” said El Dorado County Fire District Chief Michael Hardy.

The women were carried outside where resucitation was attempted. The women, however, were pronounced dead at the scene.

It took crews about 45 minutes to put the fire out. An investigation has begun to learn the cause of the fire.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof

Cathy Locke

Andy Furillo
Superior Court

Denny Walsh
Federal Court

More Sacto 911


Send news tips

Sign up for breaking news alerts

Arrest Logs

Crime Q&A

Sacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.

Submit your question


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service