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Arson ruled out in mobile home fire

DENVER — A Friday morning fire that destroyed a mobile home was accidental, officials said.
Crews from Denver Fire Department were on the scene at 6350 Wildwood Trail within two minutes of the 10:52 a.m. dispatch, said Chief Jay Flynn.
Fire crews from Pumpkin Center, East Lincoln and Sherrills Ford responded as mutual aid. Lincoln County EMS responded for support.
“When they checked on the scene, the home was over 50 percent involved in fire,” Flynn said.
When firefighters arrived, the floor of the doublewide mobile home had already fallen in, making it difficult for them to gain access.
So instead of fighting the fire from the inside, they went at it from outside, Flynn said.
“We had to go for an exterior type of attack,” Flynn said.
The occupants of the home were not injured, Flynn said, but the home and its contents were declared a total loss.
Officials from the county Emergency Management and Fire Marshal’s Office, as well as the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the fire. Foul play was ruled out, Flynn said.
“It didn’t appear to be a suspicious fire,” he said.
Officials could not be reached Monday morning to confirm the cause.
by Alice Smith

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