Deadly house fire on Burns Place, Stockton, Dec. 9, 2013
STOCKTON - A man and six pets died in a house fire Monday afternoon.
Stockton police spokesperson Arthur Ray said firefighters had a difficult time finding the man because of the stuff and clutter in the Burns Place home. Efforts to resusitate the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Ray said three dogs and three cars also perished in the fire.
Tuesday, the San Joaquin County coroner released the victim's name. He was 49-year-old Gary Flock.
The cause of the fire had not been immediately determined.