TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) —A person was found dead in a house fire Tuesday morning in the Big Hill area of Columbia.

(credit: Tuolumne County)

Deputies and firefighters responded to the fire on Calle Quartz Road near Adelleana Lane around 6 a.m. to find the home engulfed in flames.

The fire spread to nearby vegetation, forcing some homes to be evacuated. Crews were able to contain the fire to a quarter of an acre.

(credit: Tuolumne County)

The cause of the fire and the death are under investigation.

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