UPDATE: Death confirmed as fire destroys home east of Templeton

UPDATE 10:30 P.M.: County/Cal Fire has confirmed that one person was killed in the house fire east of Templeton.

First responders at the scene received reports of a person whose whereabouts were unaccounted, Cal Fire said. That person was later found dead.

No other information on the blaze or the identity of the deceased was available as of late Sunday.

A fire destroyed a home along El Pomar Drive about five miles east of Templeton Sunday night, according to County/Cal Fire.

The blaze was reported just before 7 p.m., and contained just before 9 p.m., with the help of the Atascadero Fire Department, Cal Fire reported.

The home was reproted to be a total loss, though initial reports suggested that a detached garage was salvageable. No dollar damage amount was available Sunday night.

The American Red Cross is responding to assist the home’s occupants, according to Cal Fire.