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Fire destroys mobile home with addition

Fire crews from Evans City and five area departments respond to a fire at a mobile home on Bolten Lane in Forward Township on Thursday. Sources on the scene said the home is likely a total loss. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle

FORWARD TWP — Six fire departments responded to a mobile home fire on Bolten Lane on Thursday afternoon.

Evans City Volunteer Fire Department chief Matt Otto said no one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

A fleet of firetrucks at the scene was needed to pump water to the house because there were no hydrants or water sources near the property.

Otto said a neighbor reported the fire at around 3 p.m., and his fire department arrived a few minutes later to see the fire spreading from the living room of the home. He said the cause of the fire is not known, but the departments were able to put it out in about 10 minutes.

“It is a total loss,” Otto said. “Flames were coming from the front door of the home. It looks like it started in the living room.”

Leisie Road, which leads onto Bolten Lane, was closed to one lane while firetrucks and ambulances populated the side the fire was on. The scene was cleared at 4:33 p.m.

In addition to Evans City, Adams Area Fire District, Connoquenessing Volunteer Fire Company, Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harmony Fire District, Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department and Quality EMS responded to the scene. Otto said American Red Cross came as well to help with supplies.