William Glen Forney : “Shasta Fire: Man Killed & Two Injured in Blazes – Latest Update”

One person has tragically lost their life and two others have been injured in separate fires that occurred in Shasta County over the past week, according to fire officials.

The first incident took place on Saturday in the historic community of Shasta, where a house fire claimed the life of a 76-year-old man named William Glen Forney. Emergency crews were called to the scene on Highway 299, but unfortunately, Forney was found deceased inside the burning building.

Authorities from Cal Fire have requested assistance from the Shasta County Arson Task Force to investigate the cause of the fire. While the investigation is ongoing, initial reports suggest that the fire was accidental.

In two separate incidents involving travel trailers, two individuals sustained injuries. On Tuesday morning, a fire broke out on Tailings Drive in French Gulch, resulting in one resident being hospitalized. The travel trailer was completely engulfed in flames but was eventually extinguished within an hour. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

Then, on Wednesday morning, another travel trailer fire occurred on Peterson Lane in north Redding. The fire was caused by a malfunctioning propane heater and left the sole occupant with moderate burns.

Due to multiple fire-related incidents in recent years, fire officials plan to refer the property on Peterson Lane to Shasta County officials for a possible investigation into code violations.

These incidents highlight the importance of fire safety and the need for caution when using heating equipment. It serves as a reminder for everyone to regularly check their heating appliances and ensure they are in proper working condition to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.

If you have any information related to these incidents, please contact reporter Damon Arthur at 530-338-8834 or via email at damon.arthur@redding.com. You can also connect with him on Twitter at @damonarthur_RS. Support local journalism by subscribing today!

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