When firefighters arrived on scene, the mobile home was engulfed in flames, with thick smoke pouring from the windows and doors. Fire had broken through the roof of the structure and firefighters quickly worked to prevent the fire from spreading to two nearby homes. Both homes were successfully defended and no damage was reported to either home. The fire was extinguished in less than 30 minutes. Officials say that extensive overhaul was required to ensure that the fire would not reignite.
The occupant of the home told investigators that he rented the home and was its lone occupant. Officials say that the victim began moving out of the home yesterday but still had property in the home. Fire investigators from BCFR and the State Fire Marshal’s office believe that the fire was accidental and possibly caused by an electrical problem in the home. Florida Power and Light crews were on scene and disconnected the home’s main power.