‘He Was Screaming for Help:’ Neighbor Recounts Last Moments of Man Trapped in Burning Home

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One person was killed Thursday morning when flames engulfed a mobile home in Glendora.

Police and firefighters responded around 11:30 a.m. to a mobile home fire at the Tropics Trailer Park in the 400 block of E. Route 66, according to a news release from the Glendora Police Department.

Matt Andrews heard his neighbor's screams and saw the smoke. He said he tried to hose down the structure, but the flames were too big.

“He was screaming 'Matt' and I said, 'just crawl to me,' you know, and he wouldn’t do it," Andrews said. "Then it just like took over everything -- the flames. I feel terrible I couldn’t do anything else for him."

By the time fire crews arrived, the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames, the release stated.

Once the fire had been extinguished, the coroner's office located the body of one individual inside the residence.

The victim’s identity had not been officially released, but neighbor's told KTLA his name was Bret.

“It's very sad," said witness Fred Armanta. "I could hear him screaming in there and everyone was trying to break the windows and get in there, but it was too hot."

The investigation into the cause of the fire was ongoing.

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