Man dies in Red Bluff house fire
A Red Bluff man died in a house fire this week after running into the burning structure, the Tehama County Fire Department and the Tehama-Glenn Unit of the CalFire reported.
Firefighters responded to the double-wide mobile home fire around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pettycoat Junction Mobile Home Park on Highway 36E.
When fire units arrived, witnesses reported a man had been outside the residence, but had run back inside and no one had seen him since, CalFire said.
Firefighters searched the destroyed stucture and located Owensby inside.
"We don't know at this time why the victim went back into the burning structure," said Kevin Coburn, CalFire public information officer. "We are still conducting and investigation."
CalFire reported the man was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he died.
Tehama County Deputy Coroner Chris Sharp said Owensby's official cause of death is pending an autopsy.
At approximately 11:15 P.M. Firefighters returned to the trailer park at 11:15 p.m. on a report of a second fire. It is unknown whether the second fire was ignited by the first or started by another cause, Colburn said. Both fires are under investigation.
There was no report of smoke detectors sounding from the residence and there were no fire sprinklers installed in the home, CalFire stated.
"We recommend everyone have working smoke detectors in their homes and advise residents to never go back inside a structure that is on fire. Once out, stay out," Coburn said.
The Tehama County Fire Department's Antelope and Dibble Creek stations responded to the fires, as well as CalFire and the Red Bluff Fire Department.