St. Petersburg Times Online: Citrus County news
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

Man dies in home fire

A man's body was found inside the mobile home, but authorities can't be certain of his identity until tests are completed.


© St. Petersburg Times, published February 14, 2001

CHASSAHOWITZKA -- Authorities have not definitively identified the man who died in a mobile home fire early Sunday, though they believe they know who he is.

Steven E. Wilson, 38, was the listed resident of the single-wide home at 7620 W Chassahowitzka St., where he was believed to live alone, Lt. Gloria Perrotti of the Division of State Fire Marshal confirmed.

However, the body recovered from the dining room of the mobile home was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death, but also an identity through dental or other records.

The Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday that the identity had not been confirmed.

A man who identified himself as Wilson's brother declined comment at the home Monday.

Chassahowitzka volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze at 12:33 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor reported the fire, and were able to contain it to the dining room, kitchen and living room area. However, smoke and heat damaged the rest of the home, Perrotti said.

The Fire Marshal's Office is still investigating the cause of the blaze, but Perrotti said it did not appear to be suspicious.

Back to Citrus County news

Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111

From today's
Citrus Times
  • Citrus digest
  • County hastens to move the muck
  • Critic blasts school official's prayer
  • Man dies in home fire
  • Officials describe manager's problems
  • Aiding friend leads to charge
  • 2 men convicted in trucker's beating
  • Citrus watering restrictions
  • Voters pick familiar name in Inverness
  • Home building, resales show big growth in 2000
  • 4A-7 championship is up for grabs
  • Receiver Goodson catches on with 'Skins
  • Performers of the week
  • Couple intertwine pet store, dive shop
  • Manatees mean big business
  • Nursing home insurance rates soar as county closely watches
  • In brief: Healthcare
  • All await state's move on parkway extension
  • WTI reaches out to match business needs
  • Rock Crusher Canyon, other venues continue to expand
  • Bass master finds bliss on lake
  • Daewoo dealership stands by its plans