Cause of fire that burned two mobile homes near Stevensville unknown
STEVENSVILLE - Firefighters from three local companies responded to a fire Tuesday night that destroyed two mobile homes in a campground near Stevensville.
According to Leraysville-Pike Fire Chief John Keegan, the fire was reported around 6:10 p.m. at a residence at the Alpine Meadows Campground. In addition to Leraysville-Pike, the chief said, fire companies from Herrickville and Wyalusing, as well as the H.O.P.S. ambulance, responded to the scene.
The chief said that the fire broke out at an occupied mobile home on the campground, although no one was home when the incident occurred. Keegan said the owners' identity is not known as of late Wednesday night, but they are expected to be contacted in the near future.
The fire burned the mobile home to the ground, leaving but a metal skeleton and ashes that were still burning around 8 p.m. Keegan said the fire jumped from the structure to a garage adjacent to a vacant mobile home located next door. The blaze then entered the vacant mobile home, destroying it and the garage in the process, Keegan explained.
About nine units from all three fire departments responded to the scene, Keegan said, and no one was injured while fighting the fire. Firefighters were cleaning up at the scene around 9 p.m.
Keegan said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.