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Mobile homes burn

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

09/04/2015

 

 

A fire last week scorched two mobile homes and displaced the residents.
No injuries were reported, said Capt. Jeff Bordwell, spokesman for the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
At 5:13 a.m. Aug. 27, the department responded to a reported structure fire at Third and Park. The 9-1-1 caller reported that she had seen smoke and what appeared to be flames coming from the back of the mobile home park.
Soon after a sheriff arrived on the scene and confirmed with dispatch that we had a working structure fire in a shed between two mobile homes.
The officer began to alert and evacuate all the residents that were in their homes. While the fire continued to burn up a power pole causing a transformer to blow its fuse and dropping the energized powerlines into the yard of the two mobile homes that were now beginning to burn.
With the arrival of the first fire apparatus, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the two homes. The fire was upgraded to a working fire, allowing additional apparatus and support units to respond. A total of 16 units were dispatched on the upgrade.
Fire crews made an aggressive attack on both homes while using extreme caution around the live power lines.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, two mobile homes were a total loss, with fire, heat and smoke damage to the two adjacent mobile homes. Estimates of damages are unknown at this time. The American Red Cross were assisting the displaced residents with their living arrangements.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to thank the Spokane Fire Department, Avista and American Medical Response, for their support on the scene.

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