Deadly mobile home fire leaves questions unanswered

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CLYDE, Ohio (WTVG) -- One day after a deadly mobile home fire, there are still more questions than answers.

The fire was first reported just after 9:00AM Tuesday off U.S. 20 in Sandusky County, between Fremont and Clyde.

Clyde Fire Chief Craig Davis says one neighbor ran to help, and a passing driver pulled over. The two, he explains, tried to "bang on the doors and yell inside."

Chief Davis was among the first emergency personnel to arrive. The flames, he says, were immediately too intense to risk the safety of his firefighters.

"Couldn't make entry into the trailer due to the smoke and the heat," explained Chief Davis.

Once the fire was contained, firefighters went inside to find the body of a person.

That discovery comes as a surprise to some neighbors, such as Jody Mikolajczyk.

"I couldn't believe it because I didn't even know anybody lived over there," said Mikolajczyk. "So, to go by and see it all burned from the inside was a shock."

According to the Sandusky County Sheriff, "No positive identification of the victim was able to be made at the scene."

Chief Davis says there are several circumstances that are cause for concern, including how hot the fire was burning, no clear indication of where the fire started and the listed occupant had an eviction hearing scheduled for later that same morning.

Right now, investigators are waiting for the autopsy from the Lucas County Coroner. Once they are able to identify the person who died, officials say they should be able to get more answers.