Fire causes $100,000 in damage to mobile home near Rexburg
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REXBURG – A fire that broke out at a home near Rexburg Saturday night causes nearly $100,000 in damage.
“We are sorry for the property owner’s loss,” David Ivey, Battalion Chief of the Madison Fire Department, says in a news release.
Madison Fire Department reports the fire occurred at 6:24 p.m. at a mobile home at 2414 West 3800 South in the Lyman area.
A neighbor saw the flames and called 911.
“Upon arrival, the structure was fully involved. Defensive fire tactics were utilized to prevent fire spread to nearby homes.”
Crews put the fire out around 9:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire has not been determined. No one was inside the house at the time and no injuries were reported.
About 18 personnel were on-site fighting the fire. Madison Fire Department sent two engines, two water tenders, one ambulance, and two command vehicles. Central Fire District in Rigby provided an additional water tender. Deputies from Madison County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
Heating systems, fireplaces and chimneys that are not properly maintained are often a cause of house fires during the winter. Madison Fire Department is reminding you to get these things checked to prevent a fire from happening at your home.