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.