82-year-old identified as person killed in Redding house fire

The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the person killed in a Redding house fire Monday as an 82-year-old woman.

Posted: May 6, 2019 7:20 AM
Updated: May 8, 2019 9:30 AM

UPDATE 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the person killed in a Redding house fire on May 6 as Alice Girdwood Planellas, 82, of Redding. 

The case is still under investigation. 

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REDDING, Calif.- One person is dead following an early morning fire in Redding.

Firefighters said the flames sparked on Alfreda Way, near Hartnell Avenue, around 4 a.m. Monday morning. 

Action News Now spoke to neighbors on the scene who said a family lived in the home for decades. 

Two of the family members were able to make it out of the home safely, but they said their grandmother was unable to escape. 

We are working to confirm the identity of the person who died with the authorities. Stay tuned for updates. 

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