1 killed in mobile home fire

By Kelci Johnston - News Producer
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HOUSTON - A man is dead after a fire burned his mobile home to the ground.

Firefighters arrived at the scene on Green River Drive and Wanda Lane around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and found the trailer engulfed in flames.

"They found a mobile home [...] fully involved," said Captain Roland Balderas with the Sheldon Fire Department. "At that time, neighbors were saying there was a possibility that someone was still trapped inside."

Firefighters managed to contain the fire, but not before it destroyed the mobile home.

"After the fire was tapped out, we then discovered that one of the occupants of the mobile home had passed away," Capt. Balderas said.

The victim was the only person inside the trailer, and no one else was injured.

The cause of the fire is still unclear, according to investigators.

"Fire marshals are conducting an investigation, but at this time it does appear to be accidental," said Capt. Balderas.

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