Dog found dead after Monday’s mobile home fire; cause determined to be ‘electrical fault’

photo by: Chris Conde/Journal-World

A mobile home continues to smoke after being destroyed in a fire on April 1, 2024, in the 100 Block of North Michigan Street.

A dog was found dead in a mobile home that was destroyed by fire Monday.

As the Journal-World reported, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to the fire shortly before 1 p.m. Monday at 110 North Michigan St.

Investigators have determined that the fire was accidentally caused by “an electrical fault” and that the home is a total loss, according to a news release Tuesday from LDCFM. No damage estimate was immediately available.

Fire and smoke conditions in the structure prevented crews from entering the dwelling, the release said, but firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to other dwellings nearby.

Prior to LDCFM’s arrival, all occupants of the trailer had safely evacuated and there were no civilian injuries or deaths, the release said, adding: “Unfortunately, a canine was found deceased in the trailer.”

“The men and women of LDCFM extend our heartfelt sympathies to the occupants for their loss,” the release said.


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