Man dies in Kern River Valley mobile home fire

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BODFISH, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 65-year-old man died Wednesday night in a mobile home inferno.

Kern County firefighters were alerted around 10:45 p.m. to the fire on the 8000 block of Caliente-Bodfish Road, in Bodfish. The mobile home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and flames had spread to nearby trees and vegetation. Three other structures were threatened, according to the fire department.

Once the flames were doused, firefighters found a body inside the burned-up mobile home. The coroner's office later identified him as William David Salado.

No one else was injured during the fire.

Investigators are searching the debris to identify a cause.