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Flames engulf mobile home in Fort McCoy

Marion County firefighters battled a fire on Tuesday evening that destroyed a mobile home in Fort McCoy.

Shortly before 5:55 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the 15000 block of NE 154th Lane in Fort McCoy after receiving reports of a mobile home fire.

MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024
Multiple MCFR units responded to a mobile home on NE 154th Lane in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024, after receiving reports of a fire. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

A 911 caller had advised that “smoke and flames were coming out of the house,” according to MCFR.

MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024 8
MCFR crews saw a large column of smoke as they approached the area of the fire. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

A large black column of smoke was visible in the area as multiple MCFR units responded to the residence.

MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024
MCFR crews encountered smoke from the mobile home fire. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Upon arrival, MCFR crews observed a mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames.

MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024 6
MCFR crews removed a section of the gated fence to gain access to the mobile home. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Firefighters gained access to the home through a gated fence and immediately deployed hose lines to combat the fire.

MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024
MCFR crews attacking the flames. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)
MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024
A firefighter combating the mobile home fire. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The fire was eventually called under control at 7:48 p.m.

MCFR crews combat mobile home fire in Fort McCoy on January 30, 2024
MCFR crews extinguished the blaze shortly before 7:50 p.m. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

According to MCFR, the cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation.

There were no injuries reported.