Young man dies in tragic mobile home fire

In a tragic turn of events, an 18-year-old is dead after a fire that broke out early Sunday morning.
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In a tragic turn of events, an 18-year-old is dead after a fire that broke out early Sunday morning. 
 
Investigators say the man initially got out of his burning home, but he ran back in to grab something. 
 
The fire broke out in a mobile home near 35th Avenue and Buckeye around 2:30 a.m.
 
"It was about three mobile homes wide,” said Capt. Aaron Ernsberger. “It appeared with an edition built on to it, the fire was burning, it had a huge head of steam on it by the time fire crews showed up." 
 
Fire crews say there was a family of five living in the home. 
 
At first everyone got out safely, but officials tell us the 18-year-old man went back in to get something, and he sadly never came out. 
 
Family tells us the victim is Javier Zuniga.
 
"He was working really hard to help his family," said Ruben Zuniga, a family member of the victim.   
 
Ruben Zuniga, who didn't want his face shown, isn't sure why Javier ran back in. 
 
"When I went back there where he was, there was blue tooth headphones and a charger that was right there and hopefully that wasn't the reason why he went in there," Zuniga said.     
 
Captain Aaron Ernsberger says going back inside is never a good idea.
 
It’s something Ruben wishes Javier never did. 
 
"At the end of the day I don't think anything is worth going back in to flame," Zuniga said.  
 
"It's so lethal that two breaths of that smoke can actually be fatal in itself and nevermind the thermal insult you would take," said Ernsberger. 
  
Captain Aaron Ernsberger says it's always best to have an exit plan with your family in case something like this happens.
 
The cause of this fire is still under investigation. 

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