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Man dies as a result of Conejo Valley mobile home fire

A man died as a result of a fire in a Conejo Valley mobile home.
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
A man died as a result of a fire in a Conejo Valley mobile home.

Cause of blaze at the Ventu Estates Mobile Home park still under investigation.

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire which fatally injured a Conejo Valley man.

Ventura County firefighters responded to reports of a burning mobile home on the 50 block of Saint John Court in Thousand Oaks around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

They found flames and smoke in the mobile home, which was in the Ventu Estates Mobile Home park.

The firefighters pulled Walter Salat from the floor of the home. The 69-year-old man suffered burns, and from smoke inhalation. He later died at a hospital.

Firefighters were able to stop the blaze before it spread to neighboring mobile homes.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.