Woman, cat killed in Brevard mobile home fire

Fatal fire investigated on Rocway Drive in Palm Shores

One person was killed Monday in a mobile home fire in Brevard County, officials said. The fatal fire happened around 9 a.m. in the 2100 block of Rocway Drive in Palm Shores.

PALM SHORES, Fla. – A woman and her cat were killed Monday in a mobile home fire in Brevard County, officials said.

The fatal fire happened around 9 a.m. at the Mobile Land by the Sea neighborhood in the 2100 block of Rocway Drive in Palm Shores.

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Officials have not released the woman’s name. Neighbors said she was in her 50s and lived alone.

Neighbor Jason Mattern said he was the first to respond to the fire.

“I ran out. I kicked in the door,” he said.

But even kicking down the door didn’t clear the smoke enough to safely go inside.

“It was all kind of a blur,” said Mattern, who expressed his condolences. “There weren’t very many people who visited her, unfortunately, but she kept on chugging.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Correction:

The mobile home is located in Palm Shores, not Melbourne. We apologize for the error.


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