HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who was killed in a mobile home park fire in Hubbard Township.
It happened Wednesday at the Valley Mobile Home Park in the 5900 block of Youngstown Hubbard Road.
The victim, 48-year-old Debra English, did not survive.
Stephen Yount lives next door. His trailer was damaged and he doesn’t have any electricity but is thankful that his cats and fish survived.
“Everything went up in 20 minutes. It’s kind of eye-opening, really. My place could have been next, but the fire department did their job,” Yount said.
The coroner’s office said English suffered a combination of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.
“Life is fragile. I couldn’t really sleep last night because I was thinking about it. It could all just go away real quick. That’s why you should just enjoy every moment,” Yount said.
Firefighters say English was found just a few feet into the mobile home, and it doesn’t appear that the exits were blocked.
“It’s hard to tell what happened in there. She could possibly have been asleep and the fire progressed where she couldn’t get out,” said Eagle Joint Fire Chief Ron Stanish.
Stanish said investigators haven’t ruled on a cause yet but believe it started around a space heater in the living room. He said there was so much damage they can’t determine if smoke detectors were in the home.
The state fire marshal is investigating.
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