A fatal fire broke out on the 300 block of E. Bradley Ave. in El Cajon Monday morning, engulfing a single-wide mobile home.
The San Miguel Fire Department said they started getting calls around 9 a.m. about smoke coming from an air-conditioning vent in a mobile home at the Starlight Mobile Homes community.
They also got word that the occupant of the mobile home was trapped inside.
Fire officials said heavy smoke was visible from a distance and when fire crews arrived on the scene, the smoke and flames were so intense, it kept them from accessing the home.
Crews knocked out the fire within approximately 10 minutes and when they were able to get inside the home, they discovered a deceased man.
The man’s identity has not been released yet.
A cat was also found inside the burned out home.