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8/12/2013 8:30:00 AM
Fire destroys Prescott Valley mobile home
One injured trying to rescue pet
CYFD/Courtesy photoA mobile home in Prescott Valley is a total loss after a 2 a.m. Saturday fire.
CYFD/Courtesy photo

A mobile home in Prescott Valley is a total loss after a 2 a.m. Saturday fire.
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Fire destroyed a singlewide mobile home in Prescott Valley early Saturday morning, according to the Central Yavapai Fire District.

CYFD crews responded to reports of a fire in the 4000 block of North Romero Circle East just before 2 a.m. When crews arrived they found the 800-square-foot residence nearly engulfed in flame, as well as three vehicles that were parked near the home. The fire damaged all three vehicles.

Four occupants made it out of the residence, though one person was injured attempting to break a window to get to a pet inside the mobile home. The pet perished in the residence from smoke inhalation, said CYFD Fire Marshal Rick Chase.

"There was a lot of fire damage. The residence is a total loss," Chase said, adding that nearby homes were evacuated as a safety measure. "One of the neighboring homes did sustain some heat damage," he said.

Reports indicated a possible explosion at the time of the incident, though an official cause has yet to be determined, Chase said, adding that the fire appeared to have started on the exterior of the residence near the covered wood deck.

Four engines, a battalion chief, water tender, utility crews and fire investigators all responded to the scene. Trauma intervention personnel also arrived to provide assistance to the occupants. American Red Cross personnel provided them with temporary housing.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Article comment by: June Maguire

I live on this block and the fire was on FRIDAY morning and when I saw the clock after being awoken by a huge explosion that shook the neighboring blocks it was 1:54 A.M.. All 4 of the occupants were injured in the house fire but the father who I call heroic for saving his family in what seemed like the last 4-5 minutes before it all went. The father was the one who sustained the worst of the injuries after saving his family and trying to go back in for the family dog. Other witnesses believe something was thrown into the back yard to cause the explosion meanwhile the home and vehicles were already engulfed in flames by the fire. Unbelievable the whole family made it out alive minus one 'family pet'. Though they 'lost everything' it is truly amazing and I wish the family strength through the months to come.

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Article comment by: John Vigorito

The fire actually started Friday morning and I believe it started in a fourth truck and moved to the front deck. I was on my way to the living room from the kitchen,when I heard what I thought was someone throwing a huge boulder thru the front of my trailer.I live across the street from where the fire started.That's what got my attention and when I went outside to investigate,I was stunned to see the fire.I was one of the 1st to witness it.My wife and I went thru the same thing.

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