1 person killed in Daly City fire

August 16, 2011 12:37:07 AM PDT
One person was killed in a fire Monday afternoon at a Daly City home where firefighters remained on scene for hours mopping up hot spots, according to the North County Fire Authority.

Six fire companies, three chief officers, one fire investigator and an information officer responded to 210 1/2 Los Olivos Ave. in Daly City at about 4:25 p.m. after a report of a structure fire.

Crews found a working fire in a detached rear unit behind the single-family residence. Using hose lines, firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Firefighters located the male victim inside the home during a primary search inside. The man was pronounced dead by firefighter paramedics.

The fire was contained to the rear unit, and no firefighters or other residents were injured by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The San Mateo County coroner's office had not yet released the victim's name, as it was pending notification of the man's family.