BREAKING: Structure Fire in Petaluma Kills One


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According to a press release from the Petaluma Fire Department, on Feb. 12, 2023, at exactly 4:31 a.m, Petaluma Fire was dispatched to the 100 block of Saratoga Ct. due to a reported structure fire where one person was pronounced dead. 

The Petaluma Fire Department had been able to work with the Rancho Adobe Fire District when they reached the location with smoke appearing from a second-story building.

Petaluma Fire Department stated that upon their arrival at the scene, two adult residents had been able to make it out of the horrific fiery scene. They, however, reported there was still a resident inside. It was later discovered that the resident did not survive. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the identity of the person who passed away will not be released until further notice.

Petaluma Fire department urges residents to make sure they pay attention to their fire alarms and smoke detectors since they can detect a fire well before a large conflagration breaks out, and can possibly prevent any catastrophe. Further, they also urge that all residents should know various different ways to escape their homes in any case of an emergency, and to have a fire evacuation plan set if the need arises.