Fatal House Fire Reported In Happy Camp

Another Northstate community is reeling from a fatal house fire. At midday Friday the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office was told that smoke was seen coming from the remote location of a home on Elk Creek road in Happy Camp. Deputies arrived soon after and found that as fire had occurred at the house, likely the previous evening, and it was still smoldering. Upon searching the house, a deceased person was found. The coroners office is working to identify the deceased and determine a cause of death. The State Fire Marshal’s Arson Unit is working to learn the cause of the fire. Anyone with helpful information should call 841-2900.