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A Garage Fire Destroys a Mobile Home and Causes Damage to the House Next Door

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UNION GAP, WA.- A fire completely destroyed a mobile home in Union Gap after a fire started in the garage. Firefighters went to the 2000 block of South 10th Avenue Wednesday afternoon where they found a two car garage on fire.

    

They were able to put the fire out, but not before it destroyed the mobile home, garage, and did significant exterior damage to the house next door.

    

Firefighters told us the home owner was working on his car in the garage with a torch to heat metal when he accidentally started the fire.  

"The guy was working in the garage and had everything around him and was doing all the right things, but he didn't have a fire extinguisher with him and that could have prevented the fire spreading to the other home," YFD Information Officer Jeff Pfaff explained.

    

The fire caused an estimated 100-thousand dollars in damage. Six people were displaced last night, and the red cross is helping them.

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