Monday mobile home fire still under investigation; no injuries reported

No one was injured and a pet turtle and cat were unharmed when fire damaged a mobile home late Monday night. (Photo provided by EWFD)

DGKN staff report

SUGAR CREEK TWP.  Flames in a mobile home were quickly put out Monday night thanks to residents calling 911 when they noticed smoke and firefighters responding quickly to the scene.

No one was injured. A pet turtle was carried out safely in a tank and a cat was believed to have run away.

East Wayne Fire District members responded around 11 p.m. Feb. 8 to the 100 block of North West Lebanon Road. A resident in the mobile home reported smoke in the home.

When firefighters arrived on scene no flames were showing and they began to investigate the cause of the smoke in the residence, according to Assistant Chief Ryan Sprunger. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office also responded and secured the scene.

After the first crews arrived, flames started showing on the side of the trailer and crews were able to knock out the fire right away. Kidron Volunteer Fire Department was called as mutual aid but then they were canceled because East Wayne had the fire under control.

“We were able to limit the damage of the house by being on scene so quick and putting the fire out quickly,” Sprunger said.

Crews remained on scene for about three hours. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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