Body found in Janesville fire
Firefighters respond to a fire on North Church Street in Janesville. A body of a man was found in the residence. Photo by Makenzie Davis
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 — Firefighters initially responded to what they believed was a routine smoke check, but instead discovered a fully engulfed structure and a dead body.
According to Janesville Fire District fire chief Dan Paulson, at about 1:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, he arrived at a residence on North Church Street believing the white smoke belonged to a routine burn pile around the house. Upon arrival, however, he discovered a 21 or 22-foot long fifth wheel consumed in a fire.
Within the fifth wheel was the body of Ronald Rosengren, 71, of Janesville, and five or six cats and two dogs, according to a press release from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.