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Pa. mobile home destroyed by fire

September 18, 2011|By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — A mobile home in the 800 block of Black Gap Road near Fayetteville was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning, according to Fayetteville Fire Department Deputy Chief Dustin Ulrich.

The home was a total loss, and two adults and three children who lived there were displaced, Ulrich said. The Red Cross was helping the family with housing, he said.

No one was home at the time of the fire, which was reported at 11:16 a.m., according to a Franklin County, Pa., emergency dispatcher.

When firefighters arrived, fire was showing from the front of the mobile home, with the heaviest fire in the porch and kitchen areas, Ulrich said.

A bystander rescued a dog that was on the front porch, he said.

Firefighters had the fire under control within about 15 minutes and were on the scene until about 1:30 p.m., Ulrich said.

The cause of the fire was unknown, Ulrich said. The state fire marshal’s office was investigating.

The Franklin, New Franklin, West End, Mont Alto, Friendship and Buchanan Valley fire departments also responded to the fire, along with the Franklin County Air Unit and ambulance services, Ulrich said.

Black Gap Road was closed between U.S. 30 and Coldspring Road during the response to the fire, he said.

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