Update 12/05/17 — Captain Gregory Van Patten, Public Information Officer for the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, said in an email that the entire structure, located in the in the 35000 block of Highway 101, had burned down. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and efforts to confirm the victim’s identity are ongoing.
Update 12/04/17 — The identity of the fire’ victim is not yet officially available, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Lt. Shannon Barney from the Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office said on Monday afternoon. An adult male was found dead within “the burned out cabin,” and Barney said he hoped the man’s identity would be officially confirmed within the next week. We’ll update when more information becomes available.
MENDOCINO Co., 12/01/17 — One person is dead after a structure fire in that started in the Longvale area early on Friday morning. The fire burned down a log cabin, at present it is unclear what the cause of the fire was, or the way in which the person died. The identity of the deceased has not yet been made public. The Laytonville Fire Department responded to a call that came in at around 4:15 am, and was assisted by CalFire.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, the cabin was already engulfed in flames, but it was unclear whether anyone was inside the structure, said Jon Nielsen of the Laytonville Fire Department. CalFire headquarters in Sacramento confirmed that there was at least one fatality. A request has been put in for additional information with Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office; an update will be made when more details are made available.