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Muddy Creek Twp mobile home damaged by fire

MUDDY CREEK TWP — A resident of Lake Arthur Estates said a mobile home fire Monday night could have been worse.
Mary Ann Platt said firefighters prevented a blaze in the adjacent vacant mobile home at 113 Moraine Drive from spreading to other homes and the nearby wooded area.
“There were some pine trees behind the trailer,” Platt said.
She was in bed when she heard a loud noise, followed by another.
“It was like something exploded,” said Platt, who lives next door. “It was really odd.”
She looked out her back door and saw the flames.
In response to Platt’s 911 call at 11:18 p.m., the Portersville, Prospect and Princeton volunteer fire departments responded.
Fire officials could not be reached for comment.
She said the rear of the home was significantly damaged.
Platt said a couple who used to live there have been periodically removing belongings.
She suspects the cause of the fire may be tied to a group of teenagers roaming the park at night.
No one at the park office could be reached for comment.

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