KOKOMO – A fire devastated a mobile home early Wednesday morning, with
the blaze’s cause still under investigation.
An estimated $27,000 worth of damage and second degree burns to an
occupant were reported at the residence in the 1100 block of Emery
When units with the Kokomo Fire Department responded at around 1:39
a.m., they found the mobile home engulfed in flames and quickly went to
work to knock them down. The flames were starting to damage the
residence’s separate two-car garage, according to a fire report.
With no knowledge of whether there were occupants or not, a three-man
crew was sent in to search for anyone trapped inside. They were
eventually ordered out, reports state, because the fire was spreading
and threatened to cut them off from the door.
The fire, which appeared to have started in a rear bedroom, was
eventually cut down by personnel on scene, who were then sent in to
deal with hot spots and remaining flame on the ceiling and under the
floor. The exterior walls, reports say, had been burnt down.
The occupants were found in a sheriff’s department patrol car, with a
deputy. They reportedly woke up once the fire started and were able to
escape the mobile home, according to the report.
One occupant had second degree burns, but refused on-scene treatment.
The last of the fire personnel left the scene at 4:03 a.m.
Cody Neuenschwander can
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