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One killed in house fire in Mobile

One killed in house fire on Brill Circle in Mobile. July 5, 2018. (FOX10 News) One killed in house fire on Brill Circle in Mobile. July 5, 2018. (FOX10 News)
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

A man was killed in a house fire Thursday afternoon in Mobile. 

Firefighters responded to a home on Brill Circle around 4 p.m. When crews arrived, they found a house fully engulfed in flames. 

Sabrina Ellis told us how she jumped into action after seeing her next door neighbor's home on fire. She said she knew something was wrong when her power went out.

"I ran over there, and I started screaming is anybody in there! Kicked the door in, and I was banging on the walls, I should have just went in the house."

The man was found in a back bedroom. Firefighters pulled him out, and pronounced him dead. His name has not been released. 

The blaze destroyed the garage and left side of the home. Neighbors say the victim was an older man, who lived here with his wife. She wasn't home at the time.

"I had just gone over there to see him and he told me he was going to take a nap," said another neighbor.

Investigators with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department determined the fire was accidental. MFRD spokesman Steven Millhouse on Friday said the homeowner had been grilling.

MPD said there doesn't appear to be anything suspicious about the man's death. 

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