Monday, June 18, 2018
Public safety

Firefighters install smoke alarms at Ruskin mobile home park where girl died

TAMPA — Firefighters were back Monday at a mobile home park where a 4-year-old girl died in a fire last week — this time not to fight a fire, but in hopes of preventing another.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was canvassing Wolf's Mobile Home Park in Ruskin to ensure that each home there has a working smoke alarm.

A 4-year-old girl, identified by relatives as Alejandra Carmona, lived in a mobile home there with her father, her siblings and her father's girlfriend. A fire Friday night quickly consumed the single-wide mobile home and killed her. Five others were injured.

According to Fire Rescue, residents of the mobile home park who do not have functional smoke alarms can have them installed for free by the agency.

The department says it has installed more than 540 smoke alarms in homes and mobile parks since last year.

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