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UPDATE: Woman dies in Prince George trailer fire

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) -

PRINCE GEORCE COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Crews are investigating a second deadly fire that killed a woman inside her mobile home Sunday. It happened in Prince George County on Pole Run Road. It's about two miles off Route 10 near Burrowsville.

Fire crews cut through the metal and debris, where 48-year-old Sherry Williams lived.

"It's crazy," said Williams' sister, Mary Taylor. "It's just unbelievable to look at that."

Williams rented the single-wide trailer, which had many additions including a utility room and several porches. The fire burnt most of the home leaving mostly steel frames.

"When it's this far destroyed, mobile homes aren't made with that much to start with, it's difficult", said Prince George Fire & EMS Deputy Director, Brad Owens.

A police officer noticed the fire around 6:00 a.m. Sunday. By the time firefighters arrived, flames consumed the home and several cars nearby.

"We could encounter explosions with these vehicles and projectiles coming out of the cars," said Owens.

Through all the fire, Williams wasn't able to escape. Crews found her in the living room.  Similar to Sunday's fire, another fire killed a woman living inside her mobile home off Bradley Bridge Road in Chesterfield.

Flames destroyed so much of the home, firefighters didn't have much evidence to work with. They say mobile homes tend to burn quicker because the materials they're made out of are more flammable.

Williams' friends and family say she may have been on her couch. Her sister says she lived alone, but had friends over frequently.

"She loved lots of people," Taylor added. "When somebody passed away, she was always the first one baking food and caring about her friends."

As family members mourn their loss, crews continue to sift through debris to figure out just what went wrong. We'll bring you updates if fire investigators determine a cause.

Crews didn't say if the home had working smoke detectors. You can always call your local fire department to either install them or come out and survey your property to see if you have any fire hazards.

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A woman died Sunday morning in a fire in Prince George County. 

It happened just after 6:00 a.m. in a trailer located at 16050 Pole Run Road, according to fire officials.

The victim has been identified as Sherry Williams, age 48.  She was renting the home and lived by herself. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is the second fire fatality this weekend.  Barbara Mays, 69, was killed Saturday morning when flames tore through her mobile home in Chesterfield.  The cause of the fire that killed her is still under investigation.

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