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House fire claims 1 life

House fire

SIX ENGINES responded to the call for a house fire in Pollock Pines that claimed the life of a 61-year-old woman on Sunday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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From page A1 | December 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

El Dorado County Fire District was dispatched to a residential fire at 3367 Hazel St. in Pollock Pines on Sunday at 3:28 p.m. Once there, they found a 61-year-old woman sitting on the front steps. The woman would succumb to injuries later that day.

Engine 17 and Medic 17 were the first to arrive, finding the woman, later identified as Ladonna Flynn, sitting on the steps with “serious burns,” said Battalion Chief Mike Pott. Medic 17 immediately began caring for her and transported her UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. She later died there.

The victim, Pott said, is reportedly the mother of Tyler Flynn, of whom a golf tournament is held in remembrance of every year. Pott also confirmed there were two dogs involved in the fire, with firefighters providing oxygen to one dog.

“My understanding is both dogs survived,” Pott said. He was unable to confirm whether Flynn’s injuries were from reentering the home after the fire started.

A neighbor called 911, Pott said.

“The neighbor was having some work done on their house and it is my understanding that the workers went over to the burning house, broke out a front room window and used a garden hose to try and extinguish the fire. The victim also called 911 and reported that the she and the house were on fire.”

Six engines responded to the call, four from El Dorado County Fire, one from Diamond Springs Fire and one from Cal Fire, Pott said. Two medic units and a battalion chief also responded. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Discussion | 6 comments

  • KateDecember 11, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    So very sad. Mrs Flynn was an amazing teacher. She will be missed. My heart goes out to her family.

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  • Jennifer EellsDecember 12, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    Tragic news! My thoughts for her husband and family.

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  • eleenaDecember 12, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    she was my teacher at gold trail school district she was the best teacher ever

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  • MelodyDecember 13, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Such a tragic loss. Ladonna was such a beautiful person in every way. I pray she and Tyler are together now, that would be her greatest joy.

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  • BarbaraDecember 15, 2012 - 9:02 am

    So very sad, she was a devoted teacher who will be remembered well by so many students and parents.

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  • pam carlsonDecember 24, 2012 - 10:48 am

    I'm so sad! Ladonna was a lovely person and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation at the PHHS 45th high school reunion this past Aug. my deepest sympathy to Dan. god bless...

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