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One dead in mobile home fire on Serene Drive

By JR Ortega
Feb. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Updated Feb. 21, 2014 at 8:22 p.m.


VICTORIA COUNTY - The Victoria Fire Department is still at the scene of a mobile home fire in the 100 block of Serene Drive that may have left at least one person dead.

The call came in at about 12:11 p.m., said Ron Pray, Victoria fire marshal. The mobile home, a small garage, carport and two vehicles, were a total loss he added.

Firefighters said they saw a body in the home, but Pray is waiting to enter the structure to confirm.

Roger Hempel, Victoria fire battalion chief, said the age of the structure and windy conditions may have increased the fire's intensity.

Placedo, DaCosta and Bloomington volunteer fire departments also responded to the fire.

For full coverage, please see Sunday's Advocate.

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