Pasco News

Man thought to be ex-firefighter perishes in fire

PORT RICHEY — A man tentatively identified as a retired firefighter died in a mobile home fire early Thursday morning, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reported.

All indications are that the deceased was 64-year-old James P. Trezzi, the owner of the mobile home, but the Pasco-Pinellas Medical Examiner’s Officeplans to use dental records to make a positive identification, said Doug Tobin, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Firefighters discovered the body around 2:15 a.m. after responding to a fully engulfed mobile home at the Oaks Springs RV Park, 10521 Scenic Blvd, lot 41 The RV park is north of Warner-Boyce Salt Spring State park.

The fire was spreading to trees and brush, prompting deputies to evacuate nearby homes as a precaution, deputies said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but there were no obvious signs of foul play, Tobin said.

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