1 killed in mobile home fire on Tucson’s SW side

2013-01-10T09:56:00Z 2013-01-10T12:28:02Z 1 killed in mobile home fire on Tucson’s SW sideVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

One person was found dead inside a southwest-side mobile home destroyed by a fire Thursday morning.

A neighbor called 911 shortly before 6 a.m. to report a fire in the single-wide mobile home, occupied by two people, in the 6000 block of South Settler Avenue, said Tracy Koslowski, a spokeswoman for the Drexel Heights Fire Department.

When crews arrived at 5:54 a.m. the fire was fully involved, Koslowski said.

Firefighters searched the home for the two residents but were unable to find anybody, she said.

They worked to control the fire which was extinguished at 7:16 a.m.

The body was found after the fire was put out.

A woman who lives in the home was not inside when the fire broke out, but arrived at the home a short time later, Koslowski said.

The body has not been identified, said Deputy Tom Peine, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

A man who lived in the home and is a relative of the woman is unaccounted for, Peine said.

The Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham fire departments assisted with extinguishing the blaze.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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