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Redmond firefighters extinguish mobile-home blaze
Redmond Fire Department (RFD) units responded to a confirmed structure fire within the Friendly Village mobile home park on Northeast 95th Street at 3:55 a.m. on Saturday.
The first arriving engine found fire on an exterior wall with smoke conditions increasing inside, according to a press release. The occupants were out of the home and advised the arriving crews that they had been awakened by their smoke detector. No injuries were reported.
Kirkland Fire, Bellevue Fire and Woodinville Fire apparatus were included on the initial dispatch due to the address and RFD's predetermined response plans. Due to the quick action of the first arriving units, they were not used and returned to their response districts.
The fires on the exterior wall, roof and underneath the mobile home were extinguished and minimal damage to the interior and furnishings occurred.
The crews overcame the obstacle of a broken fire hydrant by extending their firehose supply line across the main road and Redmond Police blocked the road to traffic.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by Redmond Fire investigators.
RFD advises residents that, "A working smoke detector made a remarkable difference in the early detection and safe evacuation for the occupants.
"We remind you, during this cold weather to exercise caution in extended fireplace and stove use, warming frozen pipes and using auxiliary heat sources."