West Richland mobile home destroyed by flames, injuring two people
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. — Two people were rushed to the hospital early on the Fourth of July when a mobile home was fully engulfed by flames, even damaging some nearby residences and cars.
According to Benton County Fire District No. 4, their crews and firefighters from the West Richland Police Department rushed to the area of N 64th Ave & Desert View Dr after it was reported around 6:35 a.m.
Police officers arrived first and helped people evacuate the mobile home. Benton County fire officials later confirmed that some occupants were forced to escape the fire by climbing out of a window.
They haven’t yet confirmed how many people were inside of the home when it caught fire but verified that two victims were transported to an area hospital for injuries suffered during the blaze. No updates on their current condition have been made available.
However, the home was completely engulfed in flames and was later declared a total loss. The American Red Cross is assisting the homeowners and occupants with relocating while the West Richland Fire Marshal leads an investigation into what caused the fire.
Some minor damage was assessed to the neighboring home, but nothing that will prohibit residents from occupying it. Nearby cars were also damaged during the process.
Other responding agencies include West Richland Public Works, Richland Fire Department and Benton County Fire Protection District No. 2, according to Fire District No. 4.
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