NOVATO (CBS SF) — Authorities have identified the person who died Monday morning after a two-alarm fire heavily damaged two homes in a Novato mobile home park.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 64-year-old female Novato resident Terri Ann Bottini. A second victim was taken to an area hospital with moderate burns.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Elevates Wildfire Fears Among Bay Area Residents
Novato Fire Department said crews responded to numerous calls reporting a fire around 7 a.m. at the Armstrong Mobile Home Park located at 1530 Armstrong Ave.
Novato Fire District units are operating at a Structure Fire 🔥 at the Armstrong Mobile home park. Fire is now under control, please avoid the area. @SRFD @MarinSheriff are assisting with suppression efforts. pic.twitter.com/1LNmtGynyO
— Novato Fire District (@NovatoFireDist) February 8, 2021READ MORE: Redwood City Couple Arrested On Child Abuse Charges After Newborn Hospitalized With Broken Leg
Arriving crews found one mobile home completely engulfed in flames and a second one on fire. Battalion Chief Jeff Whittet told the Marin IJ that the residents of one of the mobile homes were awakened by the fire and attempted to escape.
One resident was declared dead at the scene while the other was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes. One home was completely destroyed with the second heavily damaged.MORE NEWS: Manslaughter Trial Begins For Danville Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Laudemer Arboleda
The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.