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Muscle Shoals mobile home fire turns deadly

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The fire started Thursday night at a mobile home park on Avalon Avenue. The fire started Thursday night at a mobile home park on Avalon Avenue.
Authorities said Edward Tidwell was killed in the fire. Authorities said Edward Tidwell was killed in the fire.
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities identified the man killed in a fatal mobile home fire that happened Thursday night in Muscle Shoals.

The fire started just before 10 p.m. Thursday night at a mobile home park on Avalon Avenue. Firefighters said when they arrived, the house was fully involved.

Officials said 58-year-old Edward Tidwell was killed in the fire. The coroner has sent the body for an autopsy.

Neighbors said they feared the flames would spread to surrounding homes. They said they were thankful for the firefighters' fast response, but they feared the worst when they first saw the fire.

"I was trying to figure out if somebody was having a bonfire in my yard... It scared me when I actually pulled the curtain up and looked through the window," said Mary Reilly.

"All I saw was flames gushing up. It was bad; it easily could have caught any of these trailers on fire," added Cody Jones.

The state fire marshal's office continues to investigate.

According to the fire marshal, this is the 24th fire death in Alabama already this year.

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