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Mobile home fire in Dunedin causes extensive damage

DUNEDIN — One person was displaced in a mobile home fire Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The fire at the Doral Village Mobile Home Park at 29250 U.S. 19 N, Lot 147, broke out around 4:30 p.m. and caused about $30,000 in damage, said Dunedin Fire Chief Bill McElligott.

Responding firefighters found flames coming from the home and "thick black billowing smoke visible from a mile away," McElligott said.

No one was injured in the blaze. The homeowner, who was not identified, said he had gone to the store and came back to find the home on fire.

Firefighters, who were able to bring the fire under control quickly and keep it from spreading to nearby homes, "encountered oppressive heat and exploding ammunition from within the structure while fighting the fire," McElligott said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation by the Dunedin Fire Prevention Bureau and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arson detectives.

The local Red Cross was contacted to find temporary shelter for the homeowner.

Mobile home fire in Dunedin causes extensive damage 07/12/09 [Last modified: Sunday, July 12, 2009 4:56pm]
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