1 killed in Plover mobile home fire

Fire still under investigation

Published On: Nov 16 2012 08:18:55 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 17 2012 11:20:09 AM CST
PLOVER, Wis. -

One person is dead after fire destroyed a mobile home in Plover.

Authorities say a passer-by called the fire department just after 7 a.m. Friday after seeing smoke as he was driving past the Birch Estates mobile home park.

The passer-by also knocked on doors in the mobile home park, alerting neighbors to the fire.

He couldn't get into the home that was on fire because of the heat and smoke.

Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.

The victim's body was discovered around 8:30 a.m. Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim yet.

An officer on the scene tells WAOW-TV  the Portage County sheriff's office and the Plover Fire Department are investigating.