Fire has destroyed a mobile home and injured one person in southwest Emporia.
The fire developed at 303 Melody Lane, inside the West Hills Manufactured Homes Community, shortly before 5 pm. Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Conley says the blaze was well underway when crews arrived.
Conley says one resident was taken by private vehicle to Newman Regional Health with minor unspecified injuries. That person’s name has not been released.
The cause is accidental and appears to be unsafe use of a candle. Conley encouraged people to be cautious using any smoking materials.
6:15 pm Wednesday: Blaze heavily damages Emporia mobile home
An investigation is underway after fire heavily damaged a mobile home in southwest Emporia late Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of Melody Lane inside the West Hills Manufactured Homes Complex shortly before 5 pm. Fire and thick black smoke emanated from the roof as crews arrived. Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Conley says crews got the fire knocked down quickly.
All inside the home got out, according to Conley. Firefighters are working to determine the cause of the fire and its origination point.
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