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Mobile home fire kills Marion County man

By on April 29th, 2013

A  Marion County man trapped in his mobile home died in a fire early Monday morning.

At 4:52 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at 7386 SE 135th St. in Summerfield.

The call came from a neighbor who said a man was trapped, said Jessica Greene,  Marion County Fire Rescue spokeswoman.

Firefighters found the man in the back of the single-wide mobile home, but he was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the home, Greene said.

The Fire Marshall’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. Preliminary searches found no sign of smoke alarms in the home, Greene said.

Marion County Fire Rescue has a program that installs fire alarms for homeowners in the county who are unable to purchase their own. Homeowners can call Marion County Fire Rescue at 352-291-8000 for more information.

Jenna Lyons wrote this story online. 


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