Paradise mobile home fire victim identified

Apr 17, 2014 12:15 PM

The Butte County Coroner’s Office has identified 63-year-old Margaret Laws as the woman who died in yesterday morning’s mobile home fire in Paradise.

The fire broke out at 1476 Kristin Court just before 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Fire personnel along with the mobile home park manager were able to break down the front door and rescue an elderly female resident.

The attempt to rescue the second woman in the home was unsuccessful due to the quickly spreading fire. During the rescue attempt, one firefighter received minor injuries when the wheel chair ramp accessing the mobile home collapsed.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to any other structures.

The cause of the fire in under investigation by members of the Interagency Butte County Fire Investigation Team.


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