DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - An elderly woman and her tenant were killed after, officials said, a fire sparked inside a mobile home in Deerfield Beach, Saturday night.
Crews discovered the victims’ bodies inside the trailer at a mobile park near Northwest Fifth Street and Military Drive, early Sunday morning.
First responders were forced to break into the trailer home to put out the flames, but it was too late to save the people inside.
“It just happened so quick, like they all do. With these trailers, you don’t have very good access,” said neighbor Robert Hagar.
Officials identified one of the victims as 84-year-old Dorothy Stevens. They said the other victim was a 66-year-old man.
Neighbors said the male victim was renting a room from Stevens.
Hagar fondly remembered the elderly woman. “She was very nice. She’d visit people, her neighbor,” he said. “She was nice. Still active: driving, everything.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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