Woman killed, man injured in house fire — Updated

This fire at 556 Jackson Ave. in Redwood City killed a woman and injured a man. Photo from the Redwood City Fire Department.

By the Daily Post staff

A Redwood City woman was killed after she was trapped by a fire in her kitchen.

The 57-year-old woman has not been identified by the coroner fol lowing the fire at 10 p.m. Saturday (March 23) at 556 Jackson Ave., a block south of Jefferson Avenue.

The woman’s 24-year-old son, who suffers from a cognitive disability, was on the front lawn of the home when firefighters arrived Saturday night. He was taken to a hospital, but it is expected that he will survive. He lived in the house with his mother.

The unidentified woman was trapped in her kitchen and was unable to get out of the house, according to fire department radio transmissions.

Most of the fire damage to the home was kept to the kitchen, but Redwood City Fire Chief Stan Maupin added that there was smoke damage throughout the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE, MARCH 26 — As of today, the San Mateo County Coroner still has not released the identity of the 57-year-old woman killed in the fire.


    • I work for Patrick as a caregiver i went there this knowing nothing about this tragic incident i was in shock when i learned from the neighbors that Cathy and Boris died. Rest In Peace Cathy! I will visit Patrick in the hospital when it’s ready.

  1. We’re neighbors, we also want to know what caused the fire as well and how come the son was on the lawn I thought I heard a neighbor dragged him out of the house?

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