SC man found dead inside burning mobile home

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SPARTANBURG, S.C.  - Authorities are investigating what killed a South Carolina man whose body was found inside his burned mobile home.

Multiple media outlets report that the body of 57-year-old Donnie Earl Smith Sr. was found near the kitchen of his Spartanburg County mobile home early Thursday morning.

Officials say the fire occurred at the home Smith shared with his adult son at around 1 a.m.

Authorities don't know what killed Smith, and an autopsy was planned later Thursday. Deputies are also working to determine if the fire was an accident or if it was intentionally set.


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