Thursday, May 24, 2018
Public safety

Plant City family burned out of their mobile home

PLANT CITY — Fire destroyed a family's mobile home Monday morning north of Plant City.

The fire was reported at 6:35 a.m. at 4707 Wilder Road. Crews arrived to find the double-wide trailer engulfed in flames.

Firefighters had to enact a water-shuttle operation, since there were no fire hydrants in the immediate area, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said. Once a water supply chain was established, crews were able to quickly contain the flames.

Residents of the home escaped before the home was consumed. As firefighters entered the home to fight the blaze, they rescued three of the family's four dogs, fire officials said. The fourth dog was unaccounted for.

The cause of the fire was under investigation around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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