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Million-dollar home burns

A Lake of the Pines man suffered severe burns Thursday evening when his million-dollar home went up in flames, according to the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District.

William Finefrock was flown to the U.C. Davis Regional Burn Center in Sacramento at about 7:14 p.m., suffering from second and third-degree burns, Higgins Fire apparatus engineer John McIntosh said.

He remained in critical condition Friday.

When firefighters arrived at the house in the 23000 block of Shadow Drive, it was half-engulfed in flames, and Finefrock was outside of the house, fire district officials said.

Finefrock’s home is not livable, McIntosh said. The damages are estimated at $1.25 million.

About 15 firefighters worked for an hour to contain the flames, McIntosh said. There was heavy damage in the garage and smoke and heat damage throughout the house.

The source and cause of the fire were still under investigation Friday afternoon, McIntosh said.

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