ELDERLY MAN DIES IN SANTEE FIRE

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By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

November 3, 2018 (Santee) – An elderly, disabled man was found dead in a Santee mobile home that burned overnight.  The man called 911 to ask for help, telling the dispatcher he had difficulty moving around. 

Sheriff’s deputies arrived around 1 a.m. were prevented from entering the building by thick smoke until fire crews arrived. The victim’s body was found inside after firefighters dowsed the blaze.

Mobile homes near the unit at 8301 Mission Gorge Rd., near the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and Big Rock were evacuated briefly.  Cause of the fire is under investigation.

The victim’s name has not yet been released pending notification of family.