In this photo released Friday, July 6, 2018, by the California Highway Patrol, the Klamathon Fire burns in Hornbrook, Calif. A local California official says a deadly blaze burning near the Oregon border moved swiftly through the rural area that is home to many retirees. Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors chair Ray Haupt says the blaze moved so fast it quickly reached Hornbrook, a community of about 250 people about 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of the Oregon border. Authorities said one person was killed in the fire. (California Highway Patrol via AP)
HORNBROOK, Calif. — Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey identified the man killed by the Klamathon Fire.
During a community meeting Sheriff Lopey identified him as 72-year-old John Karl Bermel.
He was found on his property on Pilot Street in Hornbrook.
Sheriff Lopey says it happened July 5, during the mandatory evacuation in his neighborhood. Evidence shows he was packing up his truck with his belongings, when he was overcome by the flames.
The autopsy results were conducted Wednesday, but toxicology results have not come back yet.