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Fire from shed spreads to 2 mobile homes

May 6, 2014 News Extra

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MUDDY CREEK TWP — Neighbors came to the aid of a woman whose mobile home caught fire Monday night at the Lake Arthur Estates trailer park.

“She was pretty hysterical but she got out OK,” said Charles Carey, who lives next door to Edith Byers.

However, Byers was left temporarily homeless after the blaze just after 8 p.m. badly damaged her home on Robbie Way.

No one was injured in the fire that apparently started in a storage shed and spread to a vacant double-wide trailer that was next to Byers’ home. The flames then spread to her trailer.

The state police fire marshal’s office is investigating. Police were unavailable for comment this morning.

Carey, who has been Byers’ next door neighbor for eight years, said he was watching television when he heard “a lot of yelling” coming from outside.

“I went out to look and the place was on fire,” he said.

Flames had engulfed the shed and had taken hold of the double-wide trailer on the same lot.

“The fire was coming out the roof of the double-wide,” Carey said. “I think the fire was just starting to catch onto her trailer when I first saw it.”

Several Good Samaritans got Byers out of her house.

Firefighters from at least three departments used hydrants at the trailer park to knock down the flames.

The shed and double-wide were destroyed. Byers’ trailer was badly damaged.

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