Police ID Man Found Dead After Naugatuck Mobile Home Fire

A 58-year-old man is dead after fire broke out in a Naugatuck mobile home early Friday morning and police have identified him as Paul Kingman.

Firefighters were called to Idleview Park on Idleview Drive around 1:30 a.m. for a fully engulfed structure fire.

Two women were able to escape the fire and told fire officials a man was still sleeping in a back bedroom of the home.

Firefighters tried to get inside, but heavy smoke and fire kept them from getting to Kingman man in time. By the time firefighters got to him, he had died, officials said.

Surrounding mobile homes were evacuated and mutual aid was called in from Middlebury, Oxford and Beacon Falls to help fight the fire.

There are no hydrants in the area, so firefighters had to bring water in by truck.

Officials said damage to the mobile home is extensive. The Red Cross is assisting residents of the mobile home.

There is a full propane tank on the property and officials were worried that it might explode.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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