Update 6:10 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - The man who said he was in the process of purchasing the home told Action News Now that no one was supposed to be inside the double-wide mobile home. He said it had been condemned.
He said that he knew the man who died in the Wood Fire. "He has been around up here homeless you know, him and his dog, for years. He was a drunk," he explained, "but harmless. It's a shame he had to die in there."
Update 6:45 p.m. Nov. 28, 2020 - Action News Now reporter Amy Lanski spoke to a man on the property where the double-wide mobile home burned on Friday night and was told he is in the process of buying the property. He said no one was supposed to be living in the mobile. CAL FIRE is continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire.
Update 11:08 a.m. Nov. 28, 2020 - More information on this fatal mobile home fire was been provided by the CAL FIRE Butte Unit on Saturday morning.
Firefighters responded to the double-wide mobile home fire on the 14700 block of Wood Drive in Magalia.
CAL FIRE said Saturday morning that they spoke with a person who was in the garage on the property who told them they smelled smoke. According to CAL FIRE, the witness said when he opened the door to the house he encountered heavy smoke. That witness was later taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Firefighters were then able to access the home and were able to pull someone out of the structure who, according to CAL FIRE, was suffering from "apparent smoke inhalation." Responders performed CHP but said the victim succumbed to his injuries.
A dog was also discovered in the home by firefighters, who said the pet was rescued and appeared uninjured.
Cooperating agencies included not only CAL FIRE, but also the Butte County Sheriff's Office, Enloe Medical Center, Butte Medics, and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).
The Wood Fire is still under investigation.
MAGALIA, Calif. - A mobile home fire in Magalia has killed one person.
CAL FIRE said the fire started just before 10 p.m. on Nov. 27 at a mobile home on Wood Drive.
Officials say one person is suffering from smoke inhalation. They also said one body was found inside the burnt home.
Six engines were working to knock down the flames, and around 11:30 p.m. on Friday CAL FIRE said the fire had been knocked down.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information comes in.