Body found after explosion, camper fire in Volusia County

Camper erupts in flames at Rose Bay Travel Park in Port Orange

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A body was found inside a burned camper in Volusia County late Thursday after an explosive fire erupted at a travel park.

Port Orange police said emergency crews were called to the Rose Bay Travel Park around 10:40 p.m. because of the fire.

After firefighters extinguished the flames, a body was found among the charred debris, according to police.

Neighbor Michelle Reiman said she heard a large explosion as firefighters battled the flames. Other neighbors said the woman who lived in the camper was on oxygen.

The victim's name is not being released until immediate family members are notified.

The state fire marshal's office was contacted to investigate how the fire started.


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