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Mobile home destroyed in fire, cause unknown


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Submitted photo / A fire destroyed this mobile home at 2871 Lamplight Drive early Sunday morning.
Submitted photo / A fire destroyed this mobile home at 2871 Lamplight Drive early Sunday morning.


A fire destroyed a mobile home in Candlelight Village during the weekend.

The Columbus Fire Department was dispatched at 4:31 a.m. Sunday to 2871 Lamplight Drive, a home owned by 32-year-old Caramaria Baez, said Capt. Mike Wilson, department spokesman. Baez has lived in the home since December.

The home was fully engulfed by fire when the first firefighters arrived, with flames shooting out the windows and doors, Wilson said. A portion of the home’s floor burned through, he added.

Firefighters were unable to make an interior attack but extinguished the fire in about 25 minutes, Wilson said. Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours to extinguish hot spots, he added.

Neighbors told firefighters nobody was home, Wilson said.

Damage was estimated at $20,000, a total loss, Wilson said.

Firefighters learned that the electricity had been disconnected but that the house still had gas service. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Wilson said.

Responding units included Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Truck 1, Squad 2 and Battalion 1, Wilson said.

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