Sacto 9-1-1
September 8, 2011
Young boy presumed dead in Pleasant Valley fire

By Kim Minugh

A 4-year-old boy is presumed to have died in a residential house fire in Pleasant Valley early this morning, according to authorities.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department received a call about a structure fire and people screaming just before 12:30 a.m. today, according to a news release from spokesman Lt. Bryan Golmitz.

When deputies arrived, people at the scene told them a 4-year-old boy was still inside the burning home, the release states. Firefighters extinguished the fire and found a deceased person inside the residence.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the release states. No other information has been released.

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