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One person dead after mobile home catches fire in North Jacksonville

One person died during a mobile home fire in North Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman is dead after a mobile home caught fire in North Jacksonville Tuesday evening.

The fire happened in the 16200 block of Blyler Road, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

JFRD tweeted the fire was under control just after 7 p.m. By 8:30 p.m., fire rescue confirmed that there was one fatality.

Witnesses and family members told First Coast News the victim was a woman between ages of 50 and 70 years old.

The woman's ex-husband told First Coast News she died trying to rescue her dogs from the fire.

"We went outside and ... underneath my daughter's bedroom was engulfed in fire," he said. "The dogs didn't come out with my daughter's mother ... We hollered at her not to go back in, but she loved them damn dogs so much that she went back to get the dogs and she didn't come back out.

The cause of the fire has not been disclosed. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed by law enforcement.

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