Nov. 10, 2021 — At approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, responders from Western Lane Ambulance District, Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue and Florence Police Department were notified of smoke in a residence in the 1900 block of 23rd Street, along with a report of a possible victim. Emergency personnel located an 80-year-old female who was found deceased in a bedroom. Fire and smoke damage was isolated to the bedroom and the deceased was the only occupant of the home.
The identity of the victim has not been released and circumstances surrounding this incident are undetermined at this time.
Investigation of the fire and fatality will be handled by Siuslaw Valley, Florence Police and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office.