NOTE: This story was updated at 3:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
Sonoma County Fire Department investigators had no comment Wednesday on whether a motor home fire where the body of an elderly woman was found this morning was considered "suspicious" in origin.
"We're still investigating," said a fire department spokewoman. She referred all inquiries to Sonoma County Fire Capt. Steve Mosiurchak, lead fire investigator, who was not immediately available for comment.
A Sonoma County coroner's office spokeswoman said the woman's identity has
not been determined.
A Patch commenter named Alisha Williams said the woman was her aunt.
"She was so beautiful, inside and out," Williams said in the comments below. "We love you."
The 9:20 a.m. fire was contained in about 10 minutes and the cause is under investigation, said Healdsburg Fire Marshal Linda Collister, incident commander.
Sonoma County Fire Department investigators spent much of Wednesday sorting through the charred shambles, wearing raincoats and hats to deflect a steady drizzle.
The investigators were inside all that was left of what was once a motor home on the rural property at 2291 Westside Road, in unincorporated Sonoma County just north of the Armida Winery and a mile or so outside of the Healdsburg city limits.
Sheriff's deputies and firefighters found the body of an elderly woman in the bedroom area in the back of the motor home's charred remains after extinguishing the blaze.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The Sheriff's Department Violent Crime Investigtion Unit, along with fire investigators, are conducting a follow-up investigation into the origin of the fire.
According to earlier reports, Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies were called out at approximately 9:20 a.m Wednesday to a fully engulfed house fire in the 2200 block of Westside Road.
Upon deputies' arrival, they found a motor home fully engulfed in flames. The motor home was being used as a residence on the property which was next to the main house on the property.
Several fire agencies arrived on scene and began suppressing the fire. After the fire was extinguished, a body was located on a bed in the rear of the motor home.
The motor home was near the main house on the property, Sonoma
County sheriff's Lt. Steve Brown said.
Firefighters from Windsor, Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services, Cal Fire, Forestville, Cloverdale and Cloverdale responded to the blaze, Collister said.