One of two victims of a fatal house fire near Placerville early Friday has been identified, authorities said.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said Carol Hague, 62, was a resident of the house destroyed in the fire. The other victim, a woman, has not yet been identified. The cause of their deaths has not been released.
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. Firefighters began trying to extinguished the flames with water and entered the home with breathing apparatus in an attempt to find the occupants.
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Two women were found, but were pronounced dead at the scene. It took crews about 45 minutes to put the fire out.