IMPERIAL â€” Investigations in Tuesday’s fire in Imperial determined that the sole occupant, in the home at the time of the incident, died as a result of foul play. According to a press release from the City of Imperial, the Imperial County Coronerâ€™s Office confirmed the cause of death and ruled the incident a homicide. The identity of the victim remains confidential.
The Imperial County Fire Department had received an early morning call Tuesday, January 17 concerningÂ a structure fire which resulted in the death of an occupant at 312 Chisholm Trail in Imperial.Â ThisÂ was a single family home that had one occupant when the fire started. The occupant reportably was unable to escapeÂ resulting in the personâ€™s fatality, according to law enforcement logs.
Imperial Police Chief Colon requests anyone that has any information on this incident contact the Imperial Police Department at (760) 355-1158. All calls will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.