UPDATE: 78-year-old man killed in Shady Hill mobile home park fire

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield crews are on the scene of a fire at the Shady Hill mobile home park on Jefferson Davis Highway.

8News has learned that a 78-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the fire. He died at the hospital.

A neighboring mobile home suffered some residual heat damage. The unit where the fire started has been deemed a total loss.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but Captain Joe Harvey with Chesterfield Fire says the high temperatures outside and the heat index alone don’t cause fires.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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Chesterfield authorities responded to a fire at the Shady Hill trailer park Friday afternoon. (Photo; 8News Photojournalist Will McCue)
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A trailer home at Shady Hill community was severely damaged on Friday. (Photo: 8News Photojournalist Will McCue)
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A Chesterfield trailer home suffered significant damage during a fire Friday afternoon. (Photo: 8News Photojournalist Will McCue)
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Smoke coming from a burning trailer park at Shady Hill in Chesterfield. (Photo: 8News Photojournalist Will McCue)
Crews work around the outside of the mobile home that caught fire on Friday afternoon. Photo: Ben Dennis/8News
Crews continuing to work the scene of the fire in Chesterfield. Photo: Ben Dennis/8News

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