Updated:WHITE TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A coroner has identified the man who died late Sunday night in a mobile home fire in Indiana County.
Authorities said Steven Brewer, 36, died after flames broke out inside his White Township mobile home just after 10 p.m. Brewer’s dog also died in the blaze.
Investigators said Brewer’s 16-year-old son who lives with him was found to be safe with friends when the fire broke out.
William Hodde told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy that he was with Brewer about 30 minutes before the fire started.
“He was emotional. I was just down there having a cold beer with him and playing with his dog,” Hodde said.
Hodde said he saw the flames from his home and ran to try to save Brewer but he was stopped.
“He was there when I was here and he snatched me up out of the air. It would have been too late,” Hodde said. “Everybody liked him. He was a good guy. He dated my aunt for over 10 years.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.