Archive for Wednesday, March 17, 1993

FIRE DAMAGES MOBILE HOMEVAN

March 17, 1993

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A carport and van were destroyed and a mobile home sustained major damage in a fire Tuesday evening at Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park, 1900 W. 31st St.

Lawrence firefighters received the alarm at 7:05 p.m. Battalion Chief Dan Morrow said a portable heater ignited a workbench, and the fire spread to a 1968 Volkswagen van parked in the carport and a neighboring mobile home. Magnesium engine blocks in the carport accelerated the fire, he said.

There were no injuries.

According to a fire department report, damage was estimated at $5,500 to the carport, $1,800 to the van, and $5,000 to the mobile home.

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