A man was killed Sunday when a residence on West End Road in Arcata was engulfed in flames, according to officials.

Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris said 86-year-old Jack P. Wilson was found in his home on the 9000 block of West End Road around 11:54 a.m. after firefighters knocked down the fire.

"As a result of the fire, it's difficult to determine the cause of death so there will be an autopsy later this week," Parris said, adding the body was badly burned.

Parris said the fire was very tragic and crews are still on scene going through the rubble to figure out what happened.




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