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Police identify one dead, one injured after Plant City fire

Published Mar. 16, 2015

PLANT CITY — A woman who died in a mobile home fire early Saturday has been identified as Linda Ann Vallee, 48, of Plant City.

Vallee was found dead after a blaze swallowed the 1319 Candy Cane Lane structure around 2 a.m., the sheriff's office said. Firefighters were responding to a call from a neighbor who reported possible trapped victims.

When crews arrived, they found Edwin Jose Chico, 56, with severe burns. He was transported to a local trauma center. He was in critical but stable condition Monday, the sheriff's office said.

Firefighters found Vallee about three hours later, after the blaze was extinguished and crews were able to remove exterior walls to search the mobile home.

Vallee's cause of death has not been determined. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but the sheriff's office said it does not suspect foul play.