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Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Tuesday January 21st, 2020 :: 10:37 a.m. PST

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Fatal Residential Fire

On January 20, 2020, at approximately 9:50 pm, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety responded to the 600 block of East Weddell Drive on a report of heavy smoke and flames showing from a mobile home. DPS units arrived on the scene and immediately began rescue operations. A 67-year-old adult female was found in the residence and rescued by firefighters. Life-saving measures were started and she was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.  She is currently listed in critical condition. During fire operations,a 71-year-old adult male was found in residence and pronounced deceased on scene.  

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner/Coroner’s Office was notified and any identification will be released by their office.  DPS units on scene quickly extinguished the fire and stopped the spread by containing it to the mobile home. No other injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety and the Santa Clara County Fire Investigation Task Force. There is no indication at this time in the investigation that the fire was suspicious in nature.    

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Scott McCulloch at (408) 730-7119 or smcculloch@sunnyvale.ca.gov.

Address/Location
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-730-7100

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