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A structure fire Saturday afternoon displaced two families in Marina, the city’s fire department announced in a news release.
At approximately 4:43 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a shed on fire near Carmel and Crescent avenues.
Further information from witnesses helped firefighters locate the fire at the Lazy Wheel Mobile Home Park, at 304 Carmel Ave., Marina fire officials said.
Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from an exterior shed at a mobile home space. The fire spread to the home prior to their arrival and had extended to adjacent properties west, according to officials.
As crews put out the fire inside the home and searched for residents, other firefighters extinguished the shed fire and protected residences west of the fire.
Another mobile home nearby sustained moderate damage to its rear exterior with flames coming from underneath it, which was extinguished, officials said.
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All occupants had evacuated the area safely, while several nearby homes had to be temporarily evacuated by Marina police until officials deemed the area safe to re-enter. No residents or firefighters were injured, officials said.
Two families were displaced and put into temporary shelter provided by the American Red Cross.
In total, it took about 35 minutes to quell the fire, with additional support and personnel from nearby fire departments.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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