Details released in lone Klamathon Fire death

The property destroyed by the Klamathon Fire that took the life of John Bermel, who was loading up his truck to evacuate on July 5, 2018.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has identified the man who was killed as a result of the Klamathon Fire.

During a community meeting Sheriff Lopey identified him as 72-year-old John Karl Bermel.

He was found on his property on Pilot St in Hornbrook.

Sheriff Lopey says it happened July 5th, during the mandatory evacuation in his neighborhood. Evidence shows he was packing up his truck with his belongings, when he was overcome by the flames.

The autopsy results were conducted Wednesday, but toxicology results have not come back yet.

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