Man Who Died in Clover Fire Evacuation Zone Identified

Sep 11, 2013 2:26 PM

(UPDATE) 4:30 p.m.- The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the man who died in the evacuation zone of the Clover Fire as 56-year-old Brian Stanley Henry. His identity was eventually confirmed by his next of kin.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff Department’s press release, deputies were conducting a welfare check along Coal Pit Road late last night in Igo when they found the burnt remains of an individual. Upon this discovery, deputies secured the scene and began their investigation. The Coroners’ office positively identified Henry today. The Coroner’s office is continuing its investigation into Henry’s death.

Cal Fire initially stated earlier today Henry ignored evacuation orders when they were issued after the Clover Fire erupted Monday afternoon. We are working to reconfirm that information with the Sheriff’s Department.

Cal Fire is expected to release its latest information on the Clover Fire by 6 p.m.

Evacuation order remain for the following areas of happy Valley/Igo:

*Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road

*Everything southwest to Gas Point Road and Small Farms and Marsha Way

*Gas Point Road and Happy Valley Road

*Small Farms track south to Black Pine Road

*Cloverdale from Clear Creek to Oak

*Oak to Palm

(UPDATE) 1:00 p.m.- Cal Fire has further confirmed the individual who was killed after refusing to leave the evacuation zone of the Clover Fire was found off of Coal Pit Road in Igo. Most of the Shasta County Sheriff Deputies are in the field, and the Coroner's Office has not received the body.

BREAKING: We have confirmed with Cal Fire an individual who refused to evacuate from the Clover Fire area has died. We are continuing to gather more information from the Shasta County Sheriff's Department and Cal Fire. Stay tuned for more details.


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