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Gunshot Victim Flown to Hospital After Wingfield Road Fire Destroys Home

Deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office had their hands full Sunday afternoon when they arrived at a reported structure fire on Wingfield Road, near the golf course, to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound, a fully-engulfed residence and a vegetation fire that had spread into the surrounding forest.

At around 2:40p.m., according to details provided by LCSO Sergeant Dustin Russell, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several 911 calls regarding the structure fire and gunshot victim. Deputies, fire personnel and a SEMSA ambulance were dispatched to the incident.

“As deputies arrived on scene, they located a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound,” explains Russell. “The male was lying on the ground next to his residence as fire quickly spread through the home. Deputies dragged the male away from the home as it became fully engulfed in flames.”

After getting the man to a safe area, deputies began life saving efforts. As this was going on other deputies began evacuating surrounding residences that were immediately threatened by the growing fire.

Fire personnel began arriving on scene and engaged in an active firefight to stop the spread of the blaze which had spread into the surrounding vegetation.

Several fire agencies responded to fight the fire, including: Cal-fire, Susan River Fire, Susanville City Fire, Janesville Fire, Standish Litchfield Fire, California Correctional Center Fire, Lassen National Forest and two private water tenders responded from the Dixie Fire.

Two Cal-Fire helicopters were utilized to drop water and assist the firefighters on the ground. Susanville CHP also responded to assist with closing the roadway.

SEMSA ambulance arrived on scene and took over medical care of the gunshot victim, first transporting him to Banner Lassen Medical Center, then flying him to an out of area hospital.

“Due to the quick action of the deputies and the medical care he was provided, the male was in stable condition at the hospital,” said Russell. “The preliminary investigation showed the male subject intentionally lit his home on fire and shot himself.”

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 257-6121 with information.

“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of our local first responders for the collaborative effort to keep our community safe.”

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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