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Woman who died in mobile home fire on Evaline St. in Forest Hills not identified

BROOKSVILLE — Authorities on Thursday still had not released the identity of a woman who was killed in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon northeast of Brooksville.

The blaze started about noon at 25136 Evaline St., Hernando County Fire Marshal Richard Tincher said. It destroyed the single-wide mobile home in a heavily wooded area known as Forest Hills, near the Croom Wildlife Management Area.

Tincher said that investigators had not determined the cause of the blaze and that the name of the victim would not be released until they receive verification from dental records by the Medical Examiner's Office.

"We've got a sense that this was probably accidental," Tincher said of the fire. "But we're keeping the cause under our hat right now. The case is still open."

Tincher said the owner of the mobile home, Floyd Long, was inside when the fire ignited. Long, 48, tried to get the woman out of the house, but was forced to call 911.

The woman may have been disabled or ill, Tincher said.

"We're getting conflicting stories there," he said. "But we really can't get too much into that right now."

Woman who died in mobile home fire on Evaline St. in Forest Hills not identified 06/04/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 4, 2009 7:14pm]
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