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UPDATE: 6:10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office says 83-year-old Alan Padgett has been identified as the man killed in the structure fire.
CHICO, Calif. - Cal Fire has confirmed one person is dead after a structure fire in north Chico.
The fire was first reported around 12 p.m. on Oct. 28 to a home on Rancho Road.
Cal Fire Public Information Officer, Rick Carhart, told Action News Now the structure was a complete loss. Carhart said a vehicle was also completely burned in the fire.
After knocking down the flames, Cal Fire says their team did a search of the home and found the body inside the destroyed building.
The fire did not spread to any vegetation and there is no threat to other structures.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
#RanchoFire [update] Flames were knocked down within half an hour. Structure is destroyed. Overhaul and salvage operations underway. Investigation into the cause is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/asMAkWYNX9
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) October 28, 2020