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Date Released: 9/2/2003
Subject: Suspicous Fire Update
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200305771
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: Fortuna

There are further developments in last week’s residential fire on Perras Court in Fortuna. Unfortunately, one of the children rescued by Fortuna Fire Department has succumbed to his injuries. The four-month old male passed away Saturday in a Bay Area hospital. His 17-month old brother, the second child rescued in the fire, is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

The fire is considered suspicious and is under investigation by Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators.