98-year-old killed in East Naples mobile home fire
FOX 4 Staff
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Naples, Fla. - A mother and daughter are trapped inside a East Naples home on Friday morning after a fire broke out around 5am.
Gina Gasser woke up early Friday morning to firefighters flooding her East Naples neighborhood. Fire crews rushed to a mobile home across the street after flames trapped two women inside.
"When officials broke open and got the garage door up, the smoke just billowed out, big black smoke," said Gasser.
There isn't much damage on the outside of the home on Grosbeak Lane, but the destruction lies inside the home.
"Significant fire inside the mobile home and while battling the fire we searched and found 2 people, successfully rescued one," said Kingman Schuldt, East Naples Fire Chief.
98-year-old Frances Krupa died and her 76-year old daughter Delores Rounds was taken to the hospital.
"It's just devastating, a terrible loss of life. When you live to be 98-years-old and you lose your life in a house fire, it's devastating," said Gasser.