Friday, May 25, 2018
Public safety

One dead, five injured in Ruskin mobile home fire

RUSKIN — A 4-year-old girl died and five others were injured in a mobile home fire late Friday night, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Crews responded to Wolfs Mobile Home Park at 425 18th St. in Ruskin at about 11:30 p.m. to find a single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames and live power lines down, Fire Rescue said. A family of six lived in the home.

A man was flown by helicopter to Tampa General Hospital and a woman and three children were transported by ground with non-life threatening injuries.

The name of the girl who died was not immediately released, but relatives said her name was Alejandra Carmona, and that she lived in the mobile home with her father, her siblings and her father's girlfriend. The cause of the fire remained under investigation, Fire Rescue officials said.

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