Two Bodies Found After Crews Extinguish Structure Fire In Burney

Two people were found dead in a structure fire in Burney. At 12:20PM Saturday afternoon, Burney Fire Protection District and the sheriff’s office were dispatched to a fire west of Shasta Street. Surrounding homes were ordered evacuated due to the proximity of the fire and a lot of dry vegetation. Firefighters held the damage to the one structure, and when the flames were extinguished and they were able to check inside, two deceased adults were found. Their names have not yet been released. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Arson Task Force and the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with helpful information is urged to call 245-6135 or email