Fatal Structure Fire in Yoncalla

Douglas Co. Sheriff's 
YONCALLA, Ore. - A house fire in the 3700-block of Hayhurst Road in Yoncalla claimed the life of a 14 year-old.

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at 10:21 am, 911 dispatchers received a report of a structure fire in the 3700-block of Hayhurst Road. North Douglas Fire & EMS was dispatched to the scene along with the Sheriff's Office. It was later reported a 14 year-old female was unaccounted for and could possibly be inside the structure.

Firefighters located the victim, Gracey Weinhold, inside the home and were able to get her out of the home to a waiting ambulance. She was unresponsive and transported to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Hospital at RiverBend where she was later declared deceased.

The Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation alongside the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon State Police Arson Unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Assistance was also provided by the Oakland and Sutherlin Fire Departments and Douglas Electric.

Next of kin has been notified.