An early morning fire June 15 fully engulfs a home at 365 3rd Ave. in Portola. Investigators today said that an individual found deceased at the scene is believed to the the estranged husband of the home's occupant. Photo submitted

Early morning fire guts Portola home

An early morning fire June 15, completely destroyed one Portola home and reportedly damaged two others.

According to the sheriff’s office dispatch center the fire call came in at 12:47 a.m. for the home at 365 3rd Ave. According to records the home belongs to Christian Taylor, who is well known in the area as a medical coordinator for Eastern Plumas Health Care. Fire personnel from the Beckwourth, Eastern Plumas, Graeagle and Sierra Valley fire departments responded to the scene.

District Attorney David Hollister said that Plumas County Sheriff’s investigators and an arson investigator are on the scene and more information will be shared when appropriate. “There is currently no threat to the public based on information at this point,” Hollister said.

When asked if there were occupants in the home at the time of the fire, Hollister reiterated that more information would be made available to the public soon.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

The home at 365 3rd Ave. is fully engulfed and reportedly caused damage to two others. Photo submitted