Three injured in mobile home fire near Brandon after candlelight vigil

BRANDON — Three people, including two firefighters, were injured in a mobile home fire Tuesday night hours after a candlelight vigil was held there for someone who died that day.

The fire broke out about 11 p.m. at Davpam Mobile Home Park, at Cypress Terrace and Oak Lane.

Earlier that day, Hillsborough sheriff's deputies were called out on a welfare check and discovered that one of the three people living in the mobile home had died.

Tuesday night, neighbors held a candlelight vigil. Shortly after, the fire broke out. Officials said the vigil doesn't seem to be the cause of the mobile home fire, according to Bay News 9.

Flames spread quickly through the mobile home. At least one oxygen tank exploded and shot debris 20 feet away. The explosion and flying debris damaged two other mobile homes nearby. The tank had been used by the unidentified man who died.

Two people were treated at a hospital and released. One firefighter was treated at the scene.

Three injured in mobile home fire near Brandon after candlelight vigil 10/20/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:27pm]

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