RELEASE: MOBILE HOME FIRE LEAVES ONE FAMILY HOMELESS IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY.

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Canutillo, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 7200 block of 2nd street in reference to a structure fire just after 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Upon arrival deputies discovered a mobile home fully engulfed. The fire began in the laundry room and deputies on scene attempted to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers. Fire spread to a tree and neighboring mobile home. Fire crews from West Valley, Santa Teresa, La Union, and El Paso responded to the call. Crews were able to prevent major damage to neighboring home.

No injuries were reported.

The mobile home where the fire started was a total loss and the neighboring home suffered roof damage, the estimated value is $90,000. Neither of the homes had insurance, and the Red Cross was on scene to assist the family.

The cause of the fire is being ruled as accidental; due to electrical problems with the dryer unit in the home. No further information is available at this time.

Published 28 May 2015 03:59 PM by lantunez

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