Two Eastside residents barely escape mobile home fire

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A tragedy was averted overnight when two East Wenatchee area residents barely escaped their mobile home after it ignited into flames. The fire at a mobile home park off Highway 28 South of Kirby Billingsly Hydro Park was reported around 12:35 AM.

Crews with Douglas County Fire District Two responded and were able to put it out before it spread to neighboring homes. Fire Marshall Kurt Blanchard says it appears to have started outside the trailer on a deck and then spread to the interior.

Blanchard says at first it wasn’t known if the occupants escaped. He said RiverCom Dispatchers reported hearing sounds of the fire and commotion inside the trailer when the residents left the telephone line open. He says you could hear people inside the home trying to get out. He says both people were outside the residence when firefighters arrived. Two pet dogs died inside the structure.

Blanchard says one of the occupants was transported to Confluence Health with what he described as minor injuries. The Red Cross was also helping the victims find emergency shelter and supplies.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.