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Marshall firefighters battle mobile home blaze Wednesday

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Marshall firefighters battle a mobile home blaze in rural Marshall Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6.
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Marshall firefighters spent almost an hour-and-a-half bringing a mobile home fire under control Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to an MFD report.

The alarm was issued at 4:09 p.m. for the fire on 240th Drive west of Landmark Avenue in rural Marshall.

Firefighters found the structure fully involved when they arrived.

Fire Chief Tony Day said the home was not occupied and was apparently being used for storage.

He said someone started a fire in a barrel located in the yard, and embers started a grass fire. Either flying embers from the barrel fire or the spreading grass fire ignited the mobile home, Day said.

Damage was estimated at about $6,000, $4,000 to the structure and $2,000 to the contents, according to the report.

Firefighters cleared the scene at 5:40 p.m.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com

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