Man dies in mobile home fire in Kiln


One man is dead following a mobile home fire in Hancock County.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk says the body of a 72-year-old man was found on the steps of his trailer near the Kiln after it was destroyed by a fire Friday night.

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Faulk says officials believe the man may have fallen while trying to escape the fire. Officials believe they know the identity of the man, but are waiting on a DNA test to confirm his identity.

Officials say the roof collapsed before firefighters arrived.

Someone warned that a resident may have been inside, but firefighters were unable to enter the blazing home.