One dead in Peoria mobile home explosion

By Josh Simon

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 9:38 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Two Peoria firefighters were injured while fighting the fire at 1104 W. Bonny Doon Lane Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 12:30 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, neighbors reported that there had been an explosion and that there might still be someone inside the mobile home.

"Our rescue squad initially went in the back and we were told that the person might be in the back," said Peoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Kent Seiler. "They went in the back door and did their search and found nothing. They made their way down the hallway and that's when they found the victim deceased."

The victim has been identified as a female born in 1954.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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