EDGEWATER, Fla. – One person was killed early Tuesday in a mobile home fire in Volusia County, authorities said.
Volusia Fire Rescue said the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at the Terra Mar Village on Ash Street off U.S. 1 near Edgewater.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said neighbors awoke to see the mobile home fully engulfed in flames.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and discovered a body inside the charred home, according to fire officials.
Sheriff’s officials said the victim is believed to be the 70-year-old man who lived in the mobile home but positive identification is pending. It could take several days to confirm his identity.
“Nobody had time to get over there to see if the guy was in there,” said Susan Cutman, a neighbor. “He was a real nice guy.”
Fire officials said the home collapsed on itself and is unlivable.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office and the county fire marshal are investigating the blaze. Investigators said initial findings indicate the fire was an accident.
One neighboring mobile home sustained slight damage from the fire, officials said.