CASTAIC (CBSLA) —  A woman was found dead Wednesday inside a burning mobile home near Castaic.

A passerby on a mountain bike reported smoke about 2:50 p.m. in the 30000 block of Hasley Canyon Road, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

Crews had to search for the source of the smoke and by 3 p.m. they located an engulfed mobile home. Firefighters had just about knocked down the flames when the woman’s body was found inside, the dispatcher said.

Neighbors say the woman was well-known and loved but they fear she was a hoarder, which may have made it difficult for firefighters to save the woman. The woman was also wheelchair-bound, making it difficult for her to get out on her own.

No foul play is suspected. No other injuries were reported.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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