On Monday morning, February 08, 2021 at approximately 06:56 A.M., it was reported to 9-1-1 a mobile home within the Armstrong Mobile Home Park located at 1530 Armstrong Avenue, Novato was on fire. Multiple first responders were immediately dispatched to the area, and upon their arrival discovered a fully engulfed mobile home residence. They immediately began providing fire suppression duties in addition to completing a search of the residence and vicinity. Two occupants from the residence were located; one was transported emergently from the scene by paramedics to a local hospital for medical treatment. The second resident was discovered unconscious and unresponsive with extensive thermal conflagration injures present and no signs of life. Sadly, her death was declared on the scene without resuscitative aid provided. At the time of this writing the origin of the fire remains under investigation.
The decedent has been positively identified as:
Ms. Terri Ann BOTTINI, a 64- year-old female from Novato, CA
A forensic post mortem examination with toxicology testing has been scheduled for Tuesday February 09, 2021. The cause and manner of death will be pending the conclusion of the investigations being completed by the Novato Fire Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office - Coroner Division. No further information will be released by the Coroner Division at this time, as this is an active and ongoing investigation. Any further questions regarding the incident should be directed to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and personnel of the Coroner Division offers our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Bottini.
Roger G. Fielding
Chief Deputy Coroner