UPPER VALLEY MOBILE HOME CATCHES FIRE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Angelica Becerra, Public Information Officer    

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: abecerra@epcounty.com

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EL PASO TEXAS- On 03-06-13 at approximately 8:10 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 200 block of Brooks Ave., (upper-valley) in reference to a mobile home fire.

When Deputies arrived, smoke and flames were reported seen coming from within the mobile home.  The mobile home was not occupied at the time and the homeowner, who was at work, was contacted.  West Valley Volunteer Fire fighters contained and extinguished the fire within minutes.  No injuries were reported as a result and Red Cross was notified.  The homeowner (54) told Deputies he and his 13 year old daughter live at the residence.  The fire did not result in a total loss, however, did sustain smoke and water damage. The homeowner is not insured and estimated $40,000 in loss.  The residents will be temporarily displaced and possibly staying with nearby family members.  The cause of the file was a faulty water heater.  A neighboring family member noticed the fire and called 9-1-1.

Published 06 March 2013 02:15 PM by abecerra

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