An 89-year-old man died in a house fire near Lake Arrowhead in western Mason County Monday. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 100 block of West Thunderbird Drive, Elma, about 1:45 PM Christmas Day.
The home’s owner, identified by Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell as William F. Larson, Sr., died as a result of the fire.
The Mason County Fire Marshal and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation. An autopsy will be conducted on Larson’s body on Wednesday.