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Identity released of man who died in Kearny Mesa RV fire

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name Friday of a 47-year-old man who was killed when the trailer he was working in at a Kearny Mesa recreational vehicle storage lot caught fire and became engulfed in flames.

Firefighters found the body of George Sutton, address unknown, late Wednesday morning while extinguishing the blaze in the 5700 block of Copley Park Place, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.

The fire erupted shortly after 10:30 a.m., apparently when gasoline fumes or some other type of flammable vapors were sparked by an unknown ignition source, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

By the time crews arrived, the 20-foot trailer was fully ablaze, and a motor home next to it was also burning, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

Firefighters had to lay about 900 feet of hose to get water from the closest hydrant in the area. It then took them about five minutes to subdue the flames, which also damaged a second motor home and a cabin cruiser-style boat being stored at the lot.

The fumes may have been related to motorcycle repair work Sutton had doing inside the trailer in recent days in preparation for a trip, Luque said.

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