PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A body was found inside a home in an unincorporated area in Roseville after an explosion caused the home on Roble Way to catch fire Tuesday night.
“I know he’s perished, it’s just inevitable,” said neighbor Janelle Spencer.
She saw the car outside and knew her neighbor of 26 years was inside. He lived alone.
“He hauled in a lot of trash, he was a hoarder,” she said.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames, but had trouble getting through all the stuff in and around this home.
“That fuel load increased the fire so that made it a little bit more difficult to get control of the fire,” said Jaime Garrett, a Roseville Fire spokeswoman.
Spencer said her neighbor was being forced by the county to clean up his home and had every intention of complying.
“I’m gonna, I’m going to, I’m gonna clean that, and I’m gonna. But he never did,” she said.
Investigators had the home taped off for hours to determine what caused it.