A mobile home fire in LaPorte County claims a life. It occurred thismorning at 7701 South U.S. 6 and 35, according to officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. That’s just outside of Kingsford Heights. The Kingsford-Union and Kingsbury Fire Departments were dispatched to a medical alarm call at 9:19 a.m. They arrived five minutes later and found smoke coming from inside the trailer.
Firefighters entered the structure after a fire engine arrived and extinguished the flames. They found the victim inside the home after the fire was out, according to officials with the sheriff’s office.
An investigator from the state fire marshal’s office and investigators from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire. They do not believe the fire and death are suspicious.
The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.