Elderly man dead after mobile home blaze in Mesa

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Man was killed in fire while wife survived

MESA - A house fire claimed the life of an elderly man and sent a woman to the hospital Sunday morning in Mesa.

According to Capt. John Jayne with Mesa Fire, they received a call just before noon from the Apache Wells Mobile Home Park near Higley and McDowell.

Jayne tells 3TV they saw heavy smoke as they approached the scene.

An elderly woman was reportedly in the kitchen while her 84-year-old husband was in the back bedroom. He suffered from dementia and was killed in the fire.His wife was unharmed and is with family. The cause of the fire is still unknown.