Quick response salvages home

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, January 19, 2013

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A quick response by Newark and Rhome volunteer firefighters saved most of a mobile home Wednesday afternoon.

The two departments were dispatched to reports of heavy smoke and flames coming from underneath the structure in the 700 block of Rogers Road in Newark around 3 p.m. By 3:35, the fire was extinguished and had been contained to the home’s undercarriage.

Although firefighters on scene couldn’t deem the home inhabitable or not, they believe the damages were minimal.

“We got it before it came up through the floor and into their belongings,” Newark firefighter Charles Braun said.

The cause is unknown and may not be determined for a while since the county is without a fire marshal.

SAVED HOME – A fire that broke out underneath a mobile home Wednesday on Rogers Road in Newark was contained to the undercarriage thanks to the quick response of Newark and Rhome firefighters. The cause of the fire is unknown. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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