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Officials say the owner of a mobile home on Zona Street died when flames engulfed the structure on Jan. 2.

Anne Arundel County officials have released the identity of the man killed in a Jan. 2 residential fire in Maryland City.

Authorities said Steven Bradley Herman Sr., 55, died when his residence on Zona Road in the Parkway Village Mobile Home became engulfed by flames.

Herman's obituary identifies him as an avid outdoorsman and Baltimore native who moved to the Laurel area 25 years ago. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, three children, and six grandchildren.

Emergency responders were called to Bradley's address around 8:26 a.m. on the morning of the blaze, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters worked put out the inferno and conduct a search and rescue operation of the double-wide mobile home, but the fire persisted for nearly 45 minutes, authorities said.

When the flames were finally extinguished, emergency personnel reportedly located Bradley's body on the first floor.

Some 40 firefighters from Howard County, Prince George's County, and Anne Arundel County were involved in the response.

Though the source of the blaze remains under investigation, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has announced the cause of Bradley's death as fire.

The fire also caused an estimated $150,000 in property damage, according to the AACFD.

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