SUNNYVALE -- When the first officer arrived at the mobile home, he saw the house on fire and the front door open. He rushed in to rescue a man walking inside.
But it was too late for the woman found dead in a back bedroom.
Public safety officials Thursday were investigating the cause of a late-night fire Wednesday that killed the woman in her house at the Sunnyvale mobile home community.
"We have not got a cause yet," Capt. Dave Verbrugge said Thursday.
An officer rescued a man who also lived at the home but who is not related to the victim, Verbrugge said.
A man walking his dog spotted the fire at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at a two-bedroom home in the Plaza del Ray complex on Vienna Drive. He banged on the door to alert anyone inside and called 911.
The first officer at the scene looked inside and saw the front room filled with smoke and could make out someone walking. The officer called for the person to come out, but after getting no response, went inside and pulled a man to safety, Verbrugge said.
Firefighters soon arrived and began to fight the fire and also look for others inside and that's when they found the woman. . Sunnyvale public safety officials did not identify her, and the Santa Clara County medical examiner had not released her identity Thursday evening.
No other dwellings were affected by the two-alarm blaze, which took nearly 30 firefighters more than three hours to extinguish, Verbrugge said.
Michael Driver, a neighbor, said the woman had lived there for about eight months and was known to smoke in her room.
Fire investigators were picking through the charred debris of the burned home Thursday morning to try to determine what caused the fire.