Man, Dog Killed in Florida Mobile Home Fire

DAVIE, Fla. --

Fire officials are investigating after an elderly man and his dog died when his mobile home went up in flames.

Fire-rescue crews said the fire happened at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday at the Moonlight Ranch mobile home park at Southwest 47th Terrace, near Griffin Road and 441 in Davie. The roof caved in on the mobile home scorching trees next to it, officials said. Mobile homes nearby were also at danger because the homes were close to each other. But firefighters were able to protect those trailers, NBC 6's Steve Litz reported.

"A mobile home fire is something that starts and it goes very quick," a fire official said. "Once it starts, it's a matter of a very short time before it gets burned and hot very quickly."

Officials said the mobile home melted and burned fast, leaving nothing behind but debris.

The elderly-disabled man and his dog were unable to be saved, but another man inside the home was transported to Memorial West Hospital.

Officials said the fire does not appear to be suspicious. They are still investigating what caused the fire.

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