Woman dead after fire, explosions destroy travel trailer in Port Orange, neighbors say

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — A woman is dead after her travel trailer caught fire before 11 p.m. Thursday in Port Orange, police said.

Neighbors said they heard multiple explosions as Port Orange firefighters arrived and began to douse the flames.The neighbors said they believe the explosions were caused by oxygen tanks used by the woman who lived in the trailer.

Neighbor Robert Shell said he was the last person to see the woman alive as he said he attempted to save her from the blaze before the explosions started.

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"She was talking to me. I was in the doorway there. I couldn't get in far enough," Shell said.

Port Orange police said the trailer was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived on the scene at the Rose Bay Travel Park on Nova Road.

Officers said the state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Police have not identified the woman killed in the blaze.

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