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UPDATE: Woman identified after fire destroys mobile home in Plover

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PLOVER (WAOW) -

The Portage County Sheriff's Department has now released the name of the person who died in the mobile home fire in the Town of Plover.

Police say Sanjuana Equivel, 55, of Plover. After an investigation, police say Equivel died from smoke inhalation after her mobile home caught fire last Friday.

According to a press release from the Portage County Sheriff's Department, a passerby called the fire department just after 7:00 a.m. Friday, November 16 after seeing smoke as he was driving past the Birch Estates mobile home park in Plover. That's right off Highway 54 east of I-39.  

When firefighters got to the scene, the home was engulfed, according to a release. Firefighters discovered the victim's body around 8:30 a.m.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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One person died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in Plover.

According to a press release from the Portage County Sheriff's Department, a passerby called the fire department just after 7:00 a.m. Friday, November 16 after seeing smoke as he was driving past the Birch Estates mobile home park in Plover. That's right off Highway 54 east of I-39.  

The passerby also knocked on several doors in the mobile park, alerting neighbors about the fire. He couldn't get into the home that was on fire because of the heat and smoke.

When firefighters got to the scene, the home was engulfed, according to a release. Firefighters discovered the victim's body around 8:30 a.m. Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim yet.

An officer on scene said the Portage County Sheriff's Department and Plover Fire Department are investigating but no one was available to provide an on camera statement.

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