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Coroner IDs Man Killed In Wildomar Fire

James Cook, 56, of Wildomar was pronounced dead at 1:03 a.m., Jan. 13, 2014.

The scene of the Jan. 13, 2014 blaze in Wildomar. Photo/Daniel Lane
The scene of the Jan. 13, 2014 blaze in Wildomar. Photo/Daniel Lane
The coroner's office has released the identity of the man killed in a trailer fire early Monday morning.

James Cook, 56, was found inside a travel trailer camper that caught fire in the 24100 block of Wheatfield Circle at Barley Lane in Wildomar, according to the Riverside County coroner's office.

The camper was located in a backyard of a residence. The coroner's office reported Cook lived at the property.

The blaze reported at 12:48 a.m., according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann. Cook was pronounced dead moments later at 1:03 a.m., according to the coroner's office.

When firefighters first arrived on scene they found the small trailer "fully involve with fire," Hagemann reported. The trailer was parked behind a residence, but there were no reports of damage to that home.

The details surrounding the death were not immediately clear and the fire remains under investigation.

No firefighters were injured in the blaze that took approximately 20 minutes to contain, according to Hagemann.


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