A man who apparently perished Oct. 3 in a Redwood Valley fire has been identified as Courtney James Collins, 66.
Firefighters found Collins' body inside his remote home in the Radical Ridge area after extinguishing the fire. The fire remains under investigation but there are no obvious signs of foul play, according to Mendocino County sheriff's authorities.
It was the second fatal fire in Mendocino County in four days. Earle McDaniel, 87, and his son, Wesley McDaniel, 55, died Sept. 29 in a Potter Valley home fire.