A woman taken out of a burning house in Murrieta has died. Authorities have identified the victim as Rama Iaco, age 54.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, with the assistance of Murrieta Fire Protection District, responded to reports of a residential structure fire at the 39000 block of Cardiff Avenue in the unincorporated County area of Murrieta. The first arriving engine company reported smoke coming from a single story, single family residence.
Upon entering the structure, firefighters located an adult victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance in serious condition. He later died of his injuries.
The fire was contained to the structure which sustained major damage including a partial roof collapse. There were no other injuries reported.
Press Release Provided By the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters