Man killed in mobile home fire

HARNETT COUNTY The blaze broke out around 1 a.m. at a mobile home on Caylee Drive in the Duncan Community.

Lessie Rogers says she woke up at 2 a.m. after hearing a sudden loud noise.

"My son hit my door, he kicked my door like he was going to kick it in, hollering, 'Mama, the trailer's on fire,'" Rogers said. "I thought he was talking about my trailer on fire. I had to come to the door and look out. It was that trailer."

Rodger's says the trailer on fire was her brother's home.

Images from Chopper 11 HD show a charred shell is all that's left 65-year-old Edwards Rogers' trailer.

Lessie Rogers says her brother hauled junk and would go anywhere to get it if someone needed a pickup of scrap metal or other unwanted items. Then after a hard day, he would relax in a part of his home that has been gutted by the blaze.

"It's a TV on this end," she said. "The TV was the only thing plugged in there."

Lessie Rogers says he enjoyed playing cards and lived in the home with his girlfriend. She says his girlfriend was not at home when the blaze began.

Lessie Rogers last saw her brother yesterday.

"I talked to him everyday," she said. "I see him every day."

His five children said Wednesday that they were too upset to talk about him or what happened.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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