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Mobile home fire death under investigation

OCEANSIDE — A mobile home in Lamplighter Mobile Home Park burned beyond habitation on Feb. 22. A woman, 74, was found dead inside the home after the fire was extinguished.

When firefighters arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames.

The husband of the woman was able to escape the fire, and suffered significant burns and smoke inhalation from trying to re-enter the building. He was transported by air ambulance to an area hospital.

Their adult son also lived in the home, but was not present.

No other homes were damaged.

The cause of the fire and verification of the cause of death are still under investigation. At the time of reporting none of names of the inhabitants have been released.

According to police there are no outstanding suspects at this time. All parties present at the time of the fire were interviewed and cooperated with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the fire or who has information is asked to call police Detective M. LaVake at (760) 435- 4872, or Fire Prevention Specialist M. Donner at (760) 435-4308.