Arson Task Force Investigating Fatal House Fire In Old Shasta

A person was found dead in a burning house west of Redding over the weekend. Cal-Fire/Shasta County Fire and Redding Fire assisted Shasta Fire Department at 9:30AM Saturday morning at a home off Highway 299 in Old Shasta. When an occupant was found dead, a Cal-Fire Officer called in the Shasta Arson Task Force, which includes several fire and police agencies. Their investigation has so far turned up no suspicious circumstances. The identity of the deceased has not been revealed.