Nevada County authorities release name of man found dead in travel trailer fire |

Nevada County authorities release name of man found dead in travel trailer fire

Nevada County authorities have identified the man found deceased last week in a travel trailer fire as Ananda Christian White, 39.

Authorities say they found White’s remains after responding around 1:15 a.m. Thursday to a fire at his travel trailer in the 11000 block of Miners Way in Rough and Ready.

A Friday autopsy confirmed White’s identity, though authorities waited until notifying his next-of-kin before releasing his name.

The cause and manner of White’s death are pending a toxicology report, Deputy Coroner Mike Sullivan said.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the blaze, has said it took firefighters about 40 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Capt. Matthew Wright with the Rough and Ready Volunteer Fire Department said firefighters learned about halfway through their efforts someone might be inside the trailer.

“As bad as that trailer was burned, we knew it was a recovery at that point,” he added.

Authorities found the body in the trailer’s rear.

Wright said no one else was injured and no other structures damaged by the blaze.

The investigation is ongoing.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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