BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Fire has claimed the life of a man at a trailer park in Bensalem Township.
The fire broke out shortly before 6 a.m. Monday at Penn Valley Trailer Park in the 3500 block of Aster Avenue in the Trevose section of the township.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer In Stable Condition After Shot In Overbrook, Police Source Says
Authorities say firefighters and police officers arrived to find a trailer fully engulfed in flames.READ MORE: 4 Charged In Connection To Deadly Double Shooting In Burlington Township Walmart Parking Lot
Crews quickly extinguished the fire, but not in enough time to save the homeowner. Police say the 56-year-old man was found dead inside the trailer.
Investigators say it appears the fire was the result of careless smoking and it appears that the homeowner was hoarder, which exacerbated the blaze.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The victim’s name was not immediately released.