Mobile Home Destroyed in Fire

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    NBC 7 San Diego

    A single-wide mobile home in Spring Valley was destroyed Wednesday as a fire ripped through the residence, sending heavy smoke into the air.

    Fire officials said the blaze began just before 3:45 p.m. at a mobile home park on Sweetwater Road and Valencia Street.

    When fire crews arrived on scene, they worked quickly to tackle the fast-moving flames.

    Leonard Villarreal, spokesperson for the San Miguel Fire District, said the trailer's owner came upon the fire when she returned home from work. She found her living room fully-involved in flames and called 911.

    Villarreal said five units and 23 firefighters were called to knock out the blaze. He said fires in mobile homes are typically a major concern because they tend to burn and spread quickly. Crews did everything they could to prevent the fire from jumping to other nearby mobile homes.

    Villarreal said the mobile home was a total loss. A mobile home and vehicle next door also sustained some damage from the fire.

    Villarreal said the woman who lives in the mobile home where the fire began may have suffered some smoke inhalation. She was given oxygen and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.