McAllen man dies in mobile home fire

McALLEN — Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a 56-year-old man Tuesday afternoon.

The McAllen Fire Department received a call at about 6:33 p.m. regarding a possible house fire located in the 400 block of North McColl Road, according to Deputy Chief Juan Gloria.

“When our first fire crew arrived there, they encountered a mobile home that was in fact on fire,” Gloria said, noting the blaze was predominantly in the back end of the trailer home.

Gloria said firefighters received reports that a person was possibly inside the home, so the fire crew extinguished the fire “fairly quickly.” Firefighters did not have any issues putting it out, he added.

Once the fire was out, the crew began their search and rescue process and almost immediately found the dead man inside.

“He perished in the fire,” Gloria said.

The man has been identified, but the fire department isn’t at liberty to reveal that information yet, Gloria said.

The fire crew and arson investigators were still at the scene of the blaze Wednesday morning trying to figure out the cause of the fire.

Gloria said no other injuries occurred during the fire and the crew managed to prevent other mobile homes from catching fire.

The investigation remains ongoing.