Islip Mobile Home Fire Leaves 1 Dead

A man died in a mobile home fire that broke out in an Islip trailer park on Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County police and Islip Fire Department officials said.

Officers and firefighters responded to the fire at Edgewater Lodge on Main Street, where the man was found dead inside one of the homes at 3 p.m., authorities said. Islip firefighters extinguished the flames as it spread to a second mobile home, Chief Carmine Paolicelli said.

The victim, whose identity couldn’t immediately be confirmed, was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine his cause of death.

Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation, but the cause of the fire is believed to be non-criminal.

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