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Fire destroys mobile home near Vacaville

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From page A9 | February 19, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — A two-alarm structure fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home and jumped into a nearby field and burned about three acres southeast of Vacaville on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was initially reported around 3:30 p.m. When fire crews arrived the home, located on the 55500 block of Lewis Road, was fully engulfed by flames, said Doug Rogers, deputy chief of the Vacaville Fire Protection District.

As the home was burning, Rogers said the flames jumped into an adjacent field.

The mobile home was occupied at the time of the fire, though Rogers said the tenant was in the process of moving out.

“It was a total loss,” Rogers said. “Once they get a head of steam there’s not much you could do.”

About 30 firefighters responded to the blaze from the Vacaville Fire Protection District, the California Medical Facility and Travis Air Force Base. Rogers said they had two engines, three brush fire units and four water tenders on scene.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the main fire under control. Crews were on scene until about 8 p.m. mopping up, Rogers said.

The investigation into the fire’s cause will continue, but Rogers said it appeared to be accidental. No one was injured.

Rogers said that the fire should serve as a warning that despite the rain the area got two weeks ago, grass remains dry.

“It’s interesting, even with all the rain we got, people don’t realize how dry the grass is,” he said.

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or mcorpos@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.

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