Fire Victim was Waitress at WC Restaurant

Update: Samantha Mooney, 34, worked at Massimo Ristorante; authorities identify the other victim of Tuesday's Pleasant Hill fire as Jason Robello, 31, of Pleasant Hill.

Update, 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, second victim identified.

One victim of Tuesday's apartment fire in Pleasant Hill has been identified as a woman who worked as a waitress at a Walnut Creek restaurant.

Authorities said the victim was Samantha Mooney, 34, who worked at Massimo Ristorante on Locust Street, according to the Contra Costa Times. Authorities identified the other victim of the fire at 8 Donegal Court, near Pleasant Hill Road, as Jason Robello, 31, of Pleasant Hill.

Mooney had just returned from a trip to Yosemite, a friend told the Times.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.


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