1 Found Dead After Fire at Branford Mobile Home

A person was found dead after a fire at a mobile home in Branford Wednesday, according to fire officials. 

Firefighters responded to the call for a fire at the home on Leetes Island Road around 4 p.m.

Ronald Porthier lives across the way and saw the fire as it burned.

"The flames were shooting way up in the air," he said.

The fire at Trailer #6 spread fast and hot, eventually stretching to Portheir's unit and warping the siding.

"It caught everybody by surprise. When I first came out the fire was all over the place. Smoke and everything else," he said.

Authorities have not publicly identified the victim.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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