Man dies in mobile home fire in Milford

A 69-year-old man died Thursday afternoon in a mobile home fire on Bridgeport Avenue, fire officials said.

Firefighters said that at 4:54 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, the fire department responded to a reported mobile home on fire at 321 Bridgeport Avenue.

The first arriving engine companies encountered a fully involved mobile home with the fire extending to three other mobile homes, according to fire officials.

“Three engines, two quints, one tower ladder and a medic unit along with the shift commander aggressively fought and extinguished the fire,” states a press release the fire department issued.

One mobile home was completely destroyed by the fire and three other mobile homes sustained damage. During the search of the mobile homes, a body of a deceased 69-year-old man was discovered in one of the mobile homes, fire officials said, adding that his identity is not being released at this time.

“At this time the fire is under investigation by the Milford Fire Department’s Fire Marshal's office, the Milford Police Department’s Detective Bureau and The Connecticut State Police Fire Explosion Investigation Unit,” the press release states.

The mobile home is one of about a dozen located off of Bridgeport Avenue in the Devon area.