86-Year-Old Man in Wheelchair Dead, Wife Injured in Oakland House Fire
OAKLAND, CA (December 2, 2019) – A man in a wheelchair who died from a house fire Monday last week has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 86-year-old Calvin Boyce.
The fire was reported around 12:43 a.m. in the 1500 block of 48th Avenue at the single-story home.
Firefighters who responded to the house first found Boyce’s wife covered in soot on the house’s front step. Boyce was found in his wheelchair near a bedroom inside.
Paramedics transported Boyce to a hospital, where the man died a short time later.
Boyce’s wife was also hospitalized and treated for smoke inhalation.
Firefighters were able to rescue a pet at the home.
Officials believe the fire started in the house’s basement and made its way into the attic. The estimated damage is at least $100,000.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Calvin Boyce during this difficult time.
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