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Middletown Transcript
  • Woman injured in Townsend-area mobile home fire

  • A 56-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire destroyed one mobile home and damaged another in the Frederick Lodge community off of U.S. Route 13, south of Townsend, early Thursday morning.
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  • A 56-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire destroyed one mobile home and damaged another in the Frederick Lodge community off of U.S. Route 13, south of Townsend, early Thursday morning.
    The blaze began in a mobile home at 205 Eaton Drive sometime before 5:20 a.m. and had fully engulfed the structure by the time firefighters arrived on the scene, said Townsend Fire Chief Ray Barcus Jr.
    The injured woman and an adult male escaped from the fire, which also damaged a neighboring mobile home at 203 Eaton Drive that was unoccupied, Barcus said.
    “The first trailer was burned to the ground,” he said. “There was nothing salvageable there, while the second mobile home suffered severe damage.”
    The woman injured in the blaze was taken to the Middletown Emergency Center, where she is listed in stable condition, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio.
    The American Red Cross is assisting both adults displaced by the blaze, he said.
    More than 75 firefighters from five area fire companies were able to bring the blaze under control by 6:30 a.m., Barcus said.
    Damages are estimated at $70,000.
    The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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