Two people died in a mobile home fire in San Leandro early Thursday, officials said.
The blaze broke out at 285 Santa Susana in the East Bay city, according to fire officials.
Crews arrived at the scene just after 5:30 a.m. and saw smoke and flames bursting through the structure's windows. They were able to knock down the flames fairly quickly, but it appears as though the elderly couple inside the home was unable to get out in time.
Firefighters found their bodies when they entered the fully engulfed mobile home.
A friend of the victims said the wife was a heavy smoker, but a neighbor said the woman never smoked inside her mobile home. The victims have not been identified, but a neighbor said the woman was known as the “San Lorenzo Hugger” because she hugged everyone she saw.
She lost her 9-year-old son to a mobile home fire several years ago, according to a family friend.
Fire crews do not know what triggered the blaze, but said it did not appear to be suspicious.
An investigation is underway.