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Source: Kokomo Tribune

Fire destroys mobile home

By Cody Neuenschwander
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 Street.

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 be reached at 765-454-8570 or by email at cody@kokomotribune.com

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