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1 Person Dead in Mobile Home Fire

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    (Published Monday, Nov. 7, 2016)

    A woman is dead after fire broke out in a mobile home in East Windsor, according to police.

    An officer spotted smoke coming from behind Sofia’s Restaurant at the corner of Route 140 and Prospect Hill Road around 10:25 p.m. Sunday and crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from a mobile home behind the restaurant.

    Police and the Warehouse Point Fire Department and Broad Brook Fire Department all responded.

    Rescuers tried to enter the home to check for occupants but were pushed back by the smoke and residents in neighboring trailers were evacuated.

    Firefighters knocked down the blaze and when they got inside they found one person dead.

    The victim’s has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

    Neighbors said the woman killed in the fire lived there for at least 10 years and just celebrated a birthday.

    "She was very sickly. She just came home from the hospital last week and from what I understand, she was supposed to have gone out last night to celebrate her birthday," Lorraine Gawronski, a neighbor, said.

    There was significant damage to the trailer.

    “These things are tough once they get going, the trailers, they just go. Trailer fires are difficult just because of their structure,” said Warehouse Point Fire Department Chief James Barton.

    There is also some damage to two trailers next door and those families are temporarily displaced.

    "These things are tough. Once they get going, the trailers, they just go," Chief James Barton, of the Warehouse Point Fire Department, said.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    An autopsy is scheduled for today.