SONORA, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — Human remains have been found in an area burned by a small wildfire in Northern California, authorities said Monday.
The remains were discovered on a winding road in Sonora within the burn scar of the 100-acre Washington Fire, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.READ MORE: Footage Released Of Carjacking Suspect's Assault On Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy
The fire destroyed about a dozen structures between Jamestown and Sonora.READ MORE: President Biden Releases Federal Funds To Aid Fire Hose Shortage In California
The identity and the cause and time of death are under investigation, officials said. No other details were given.MORE NEWS: Thief Takes Off With Antelope Woman’s Bright Yellow Cotton Candy Trailer
The fire destroyed more than a dozen homes after breaking out last Thursday, according to reports. It was 50% contained, with full containment expected by Wednesday.