Nobody was hurt in a mobile home fire last Tuesday, May 22. The fire occured in the 900 block of North Acacia Road in Apache Junction.
Firefighters from the Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) arrived on the scene around 1:00 p.m. to find smoke showing from the home.
According to SFMD, the two residents living in the home had escaped the fire on their own without injuries.
“The homeowner stated that he attempted to extinguish the fire with a garden hose after calling 911,” reported SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal, Rick Ochs. “The fire appeared to have started on the outside of the home and extended into the home, causing damage to at least one room.
“Smoke damage was present throughout much of the home. The initial fire investigation determined that discarded smoking materials was the likely cause of the fire.”
SFMD says that the home is uninhabitable until repairs can be made, and the residents have arranged for temporary shelter with friends.