Fire destroys DeSoto mobile home

DeSoto investigators are trying to determine what sparked a mobile home fire.

Police say around 2 o’clock Saturday morning, the owner of the home in the 9800 block of Beckley View Avenue arrived to discover the flames.  He tried to douse the fire with a garden hose until help arrived.

Firefighters, once on scene, had trouble battling the fire and had to run down the street to find a hydrant.

The fast moving fire destroyed the mobile home. The owner was able to save his dog. Firefighters say a pet cat did not survive.