Christmas Tree Causes Fire at Villa Park Mobile Estates

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LBFD responds to fire.

Firefighters quickly contained a fire at a mobile home park Monday.

On Monday, January 20, 2014 at approximately 8:23 p.m. the Long Beach Fire Department responded to the Villa Park Mobile Estates in the 6400 block of Atlantic Avenue for a reported mobile home fire. The first arriving firefighters found a well-involved mobile home with heavy smoke and fire showing on all sides. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire, due to reports of possible victims inside the mobile home. 

Other units arriving found all four occupants who were home at the time of the fire outside of the mobile home. An adult male and adult female sustained mild to moderate burns; they were both treated and transported to an area hospital by Long Beach Fire Paramedics in stable condition. The other two family members were able to escape with no injuries. Firefighters were able to keep the damage to the involved unit.

The mobile home sustained heavy damage, which displaced the family of five. The Red Cross responded to assist the family.

The cause of the fire was a Christmas tree too close to an ignition source.

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