Two displaced in fire in Lewis County
LEYDEN — Two people have been displaced and two pet dogs were killed in a mobile home fire in Lewis County early Tuesday morning, according to the Boonville Fire Department.
Deputy Boonville Fire Chief Jamie Pritchard said a man and woman awoke to find their mobile home on fire at 7113 Kerwin Road at about 6 a.m.
The couple fled the residence and responding volunteers found the mobile home fully involved, Pritchard stated.
The fire from the mobile home was also in danger of spreading to a neighboring mobile home, the chief stated. Kerwin Road runs west off Route 12, at the Lewis/Oneida county line.
Responding volunteers launched an exterior attack on the first mobile home, while one crew focused on keeping the fire from spreading to the second mobile home, authorities said. The fire was under control in about half an hour.
“The fire was in the kitchen/dining room area,” Pritchard explained.
“We’re leaning towards a faulty power strip as the cause,” the deputy fire chief added.
The first mobile home is a total loss, the chief said. Two dogs were killed in the fire as well, he noted.
The second mobile home sustained “just some siding damage,” he stated. The second family is not displaced.
The American Red Cross is proving shelter, food and clothing to the man and woman. The chief said they do not have insurance.
The Boonville, Port Leyden and Constableville fire departments responded.
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