Locals reported a pungent stench as crews demolished the trailer stationed at Highridge Mobile Home Park in Phenix City, Alabama
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A body was found in a house destroyed by fire after neighbors reported a foul odor.
Police officers inspecting a mobile home destroyed in a fire in early May made the horrifying discovery last week.
Locals reported the smell as crews demolished a trailer parked at Highridge Mobile Home Park in Phoenix City, Alabama.
Some thought the stench might have been caused by animals, having previously spotted cats in the park.
But when they were tearing down the home, the demolition crew found the body of a man believed to be the home’s owner, Daniel Diaz.
Coroners suspect the body belongs to Diaz but sent it to nearby Montgomery County for testing to confirm, Coroner Argur Sumbry revealed.
Diaz was last seen on the day of the fire, May 9th.
The fire prompted a major emergency response due to a lack of water hydrants in the area.
“Real competent water authority, they have no obligation to provide fire protection, water for fire protection,” said Kristin Kennedy, Phenix City Fire Chief.
“That’s why you don’t see many hydrants out there in these areas.”
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Earlier this year, rescue workers responding to a house fire were shocked to find more than 100 cats in the home of a suspected hoarder.
Several crews responded to the severe fire at Harriman, New York, but were unaware that there were several animals inside that needed rescue.
Many were in cages and were taken outside by crews to escape the deadly flames and toxic air, while others, free inside, were able to escape.
It is not known at this time how many died in the blaze new York post reports.
The nearby Woodbury Animal Shelter called for donations as it was inundated with the now homeless animals.
They wrote on Facebook: “Last night the Woodbury Animal Shelter were called to help with a terrible house fire.
“This was an extreme hamster situation and there were probably close to 100 cats living in that house.
“The firefighters were absolutely amazing and saved the cats that were caged in the house. These cats are now at our shelter and require all medical care.
“Fortunately, many of the free-roaming cats escaped and will soon be trapped. We’re not sure at this point how many cats died in the fire.
“We are asking for help with supplies for these cats. We basically need bath-size groceries, bedding and towels.”
Firefighters were seen administering oxygen to some of the smoke-affected cats in the two-story home.
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