Elderly Man Dies In Huntington Beach Mobile Home Fire

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) — Investigators were working Friday to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Huntington Beach mobile home and killed a man in his 90s.

A firefighter suffered a burn to his hand while battling the two-alarm blaze that broke out about 11:25 p.m. Thursday in the Sea Aira Mobile Home park at 6241 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach Fire officials said.

About 30 firefighters from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley fire departments battled the blaze, which caused minor damage to two neighboring homes, officials said. The blaze was brought under control at 11:53 p.m., but the firefighters continued to attack hot spots in the walls until about 1:15 a.m.

One man escaped injury before firefighters arrived, but another elderly man was found dead in a coach, officials said. His identity had not yet been confirmed.

Five neighbors were displaced because of the fire damage.

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  • Vic Ferarrie

    We are thankful for the Fire Departments rapid response. It is just sad that our neighbors had already passed prior to your arrival.

  • Julie Huhn-Custer

    My sister and I were the first to notice the fire. Within a minute of its ignition it was impossible to enter or exit the home. His car was in the driveway, so we knew he was inside, but there was nothing we could do. I wish there was more we could have done to save him.

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