3 killed in West Chester after being trapped in mobile home fire

There are 11 municipal police departments in Butler County.

Three people were killed and a firefighter injured in a Tuesday morning mobile home fire in West Chester Twp.

Three people were trapped by the fire. They were removed from the mobile home, but life-saving efforts were not successful, a township official said. Their identities were not immediately released.

A police officer reported seeing smoke in the Princeton Crossing Mobile Home Park in the early morning hours just after midnight. The victims were taken to local hospitals before they were pronounced dead.

Fire crews on scene of a deadly fire at the Princeton Crossing mobile home park. WCPO-TV PHOTO BY ADAM SCHRAND
Fire crews on scene of a deadly fire at the Princeton Crossing mobile home park. WCPO-TV PHOTO BY ADAM SCHRAND

A firefighter was also taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion, fire officials said. He was listed in good condition on Tuesday morning.

Officials added that most of the fire was in the back bedroom of the home, and the roof partially collapsed. A wall also collapsed, but most of the home is intact.

WCPO-TV contributed to this report