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Woman Killed in Overnight Angola Mobile Home Fire

Posted: 08/10/2017 08:51:00 -04:00 Updated:

ANGOLA, Del.- A woman is dead following an early Thursday morning fire that broke out at a mobile home in Angola.

According to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, the fire was reported just after midnight at a mobile home in the 23000 block of Lawrence Lane in the Angola Crest II Mobile Home development.

Fire officials said when crews first arrived, heavy fire was shown coming from the mobile home. As crews began to get control of the flames, they did a search of the home. Fire officials said that's when they found the body of a woman in the back bedroom.

Neighbors who witnessed the fire said the scene was chaotic.

"When I first walked out here, I saw the flames coming out of the kitchen window going up the trailer. It went up really fast. Really fast," said next door neighbor Rick Haley. 

Neighbor Ernie Ivancoe spotted the fire while he was walking his dog and immediately called for help.

"I walked over to the driveway and like I said, I'm pounding on the doorway trying to rile someone in the house, and I'm just standing there yelling, 'Somebody call 911,'" said Ivancoe. 

Haley said dozens of neighbors then came out to witness the scene and also call for help.

The woman's identity has not been released. Her body was transported to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy. 

Firefighters from the Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, and Indian River volunteer fire companies responded, as well as the Delaware State Police and Sussex County EMS.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $30,000.

The aftermath of Thursday morning's fire in Lewes, Del. (Photo:  WBOC)

 

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