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Retired firefighter believed killed in Port Richey trailer fire

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The trailer was fully engulfed when the firefighters arrived The trailer was fully engulfed when the firefighters arrived
PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - A former firefighter was found dead inside a burned trailer Thursday morning in Port Richey.

Pasco County firefighters discovered the body of Jim Trezzi, 64, inside a trailer at the Oaks Springs RV Park, which is off of Scenic Boulevard.

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 1:47 Thursday morning. Crews scrambled to put out the blaze and evacuated nearby homes as a precaution.

"I just heard a lot of popping and cracking going on. A neighbor came and knocked on the door. By that time, the cops came in and told us to get the hell out of the house," said Ron Harlan.

"They were scared that the fire would spread," said Mike Bradshaw, who lives in the complex.

Officials say none of the other residents were in danger.

"It's important of course to contain a fire to the structure at all possible. And that's what our crews did, said Pasco Fire Rescue Personnel Chief Robert Davidson

Neighbors recalled the fire's victim, Jim Trezzi. One neighbor said he was a Vietnam veteran and a former Boston firefighter.

"I know his family all lived here at one time. He only has one brother left…It hurts, it really hurts, 'cuz he seemed like a nice guy," said Harlan.

Officials say the trailer is a total loss. There were no signs of foul play, according to investigators.

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