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Cause of Quincy mobile home fire ruled undetermined


Investigators have ruled the cause of a mobile home fire just south of Quincy late Tuesday night as undetermined.

Firefighters got the call just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Lieutenant Richard Kestner with the Tri-Township Fire Protection District says they still haven't been able to find homeowners of 524 Turtle Lake Trail.

The trailer was abandoned at the time and the utilities were turned off. Firefighters at the scene say when they got there, the mobile home was completely engulfed in flames.

No one was hurt or injured in the fire.

Tri Township Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Darren Smith says mobile home fires are different than house fires.

"If the fire starts and gets a good head start on you, typically they burn pretty fast," said Smith. "So initial calls are important for fire departments to get to a mobile home fire."

Neighbors say they were worried the fire would spread.

"Well, I was real concerned about it, because all these people live here and fires are a bad thing," said Andrew Strieker. "And especially these are our homes, you know, this is all we got."

Fire officials say the mobile home is a complete loss.

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