One in hospital after fire in Big Oak Valley |

One in hospital after fire in Big Oak Valley

Monday morning at 6:08 a.m. Penn Valley Fire Protection District were notified of a residential structure fire at the 12000 Block of Shephard Road in Big Oak Valley, according to a release.

Units arrived on scene at 6:17 a.m. to find light smoke showing from a single-story residence. A resident notified the incident commander of a burn victim on the deck of the structure. Paramedic engine companies 43 and 44 initiated patient care and extinguished the fire. The patient suffered severe burns and was transported by Sierra Nevada Ambulance, with Penn Valley Paramedics, to an awaiting Air Ambulance at Western Gateway Park

The patient was flown to UC Davis Medical Center for further treatment.

The fire was deemed accidental in nature with no foul play suspected and took approximately 20 minutes to extinguish. It was contained to the room of origin. Penn Valley Fire was assisted by engines from Grass Valley City Fire Department and Rough & Ready Fire Department.

Source: Penn Valley Fire Protection District

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