Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427


3:35 AM, December 30, 2013

Residential Fire


Location of Incident: 3500 block of west Lorenza Street - Yuma, AZ

On December 30, 2013, at approximately 10:34 a.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3500 block of west Lorenza Street in reference to a residential fire. Upon arrival, deputies found a double wide manufactured home fully engulfed in flames. Witnesses on scene told deputies that they assisted a male occupant out of the home but they were unable to get the female occupant out due to the fire and heavy smoke.

Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to the fire. With the assistance of Rural Metro Fire and the City of Yuma Fire Department, they were able to extinguish the fire. A short time later, Rural Metro Fire confirmed a female victim had been located inside the residence. The male was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for precautionary reasons.

Victim: Mrs. Rosalinda Ramirez, 68 year old female of Somerton, AZ.

The case remains under investigation.

Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO