5 agencies battle Albany mobile home, house fire

Neither property was insured

A mobile home fire spread to a house near Albany as 5 agencies fought the blaze, Oct. 28, 2015 (Jefferson FD)
A mobile home fire spread to a house near Albany as 5 agencies fought the blaze, Oct. 28, 2015 (Jefferson FD)

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – The Jefferson Fire District says an early morning fire that began in a mobile home spread to a house, causing extensive damage.

No one was hurt in the fire Wednesday near Albany, but two dogs and two cats died in the motor home.

Firefighters say a woman living in the motor home smelled smoke and went to the nearby house to wake her brother. When they went back outside, the motor home was engulfed in fire and flames were being blown toward the house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The 1989 motor home was valued at about $2,000. The 1,700-square-foot house sustained damage estimated at $160,000. The properties were not insured.

It took firefighters from five agencies nearly two hours to get the flames under control.

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