Two killed in Frazier Park fire

  • [photo by Vlad Jaramillo]

    [photo by Vlad Jaramillo]

Remains not yet officially identified

By Patric Hedlund, TME

Vlad Jaramillo of Frazier Park happened to glance out a back window toward Truman Drive before dawn last Sunday. With a shock, he saw his neighbors’ home was on fire. As he dashed out his bedroom door, he called to his wife to dial 911.

Jaramillo was unsure about how to get into the house. He pounded on…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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At 5:16 a.m. 4144 Coolidge Trail was still a two-story home, fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters’ hoses were all laid. But there were live electrical lines on the ground. At 5:46 a.m. an explosion collapsed the top floor. Flames and smoke swallowed the house. By 7:10 a.m. the home was nearly reduced to cinders. Two adult bodies inside could not be retrieved for hours more. Below: The two-story house once stood where there is only smoke.

5:16 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 5

5:46 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 5

8:09 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 5

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