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85-year-old Templeton woman killed in fire

The woman found dead after a fire destroyed an east Templeton home Sunday evening has been identified as 85-year-old Dorothy Thorne Hubbs.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for Wednesday, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department.

Attempts to reach neighbors or family were unsuccessful Monday.

The blaze, which was reported just before 7 p.m., destroyed the three-bedroom, two-bath home at 4225 S. El Pomar Road.

It took firefighters about two hours to control the fire in the approximately 2,000-square-foot ranch-style house.

The investigation is ongoing, but so far officials believe the cause isn’t suspicious, according to County/Cal Fire.

The home was reported to be a total loss, with an estimated value of $300,000. A barn and garage were saved from the flames, according to Cal Fire.

— Tribune staff report

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