Burned trailer in Gulfport was undergoing renovations

We’ve learned the man who died in a Gulfport fire this week was staying in the trailer that burned while the owner was making renovations to it.

Coroner Brian Switzer identifies the victim as 34-year-old William Daniel of Gulfport.

He says Daniel did not own the unit, but was staying there while it was being renovated. An autopsy today will determine his cause of death.

Gulfport fire crews found Daniel’s body inside the trailer home after they responded to the blaze on 31st avenue early yesterday morning.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation.