One Person Dead In Mobile Home Fire In Washington County

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — One person is dead after a mobile home fire in Washington County.

Investigators say the victim was a female, her identity has not been released.

According to Wheeler Fire Chief Michael Oxford, a neighbor saw a thick, black cloud coming from the mobile home on Double Springs Road in Fayetteville.

Neighbors called 911 immediately.

By the time fire crews showed up, Oxford says the house was completely engulfed. Once they were able to enter the home, they found a body near the front door.

"There was no attempt to rescue at that point we can't risk life when the structures fully engulfed," Fire Chief Oxford said.

It took about 30 people and 30,000 gallons of water to put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It's believed the fire started in or around the master bedroom.

The body is being taken to the state Crime Lab for an autopsy.

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