Fire levels mobile home in Friendship

State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating cause
By Juliette Laaka | Jan 30, 2013
Photo by: Bane Okholm A firefighter works to extinguish the blaze that destroyed a Friendship mobile home Jan. 30.

Friendship — A fire on Shipyard Road, reported by a neighbor, destroyed a mobile home Jan. 30.

Friendship Fire Chief Kevin Benner said the trailer was not occupied and does not have heat or electricity. The cause of the fire is under investigation and the State Fire Marshal's Office is expected to arrive at the scene.

There were no injuries.

The property where the mobile home sits is owned by Mark Wotton, who said he was asleep at the time of the fire, said Benner.

Wotton lives in a house on the property, and the trailer was situated behind the home.

Cushing, Waldoboro, Friendship and Warren Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene around 4 p.m., and the structure was already in flames when crews arrived. The Knox County Sheriff's Office also responded to the call.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Mutual aid firefighters fill a portable water tank near the remains of a Friendship mobile home destroyed by fire Jan. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Smoke rises from a Friendship mobile home leveled by fire Jan. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A charred floor is all that is left of a Friendship mobile home destroyed by fire Jan. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Firefighters continue working as night falls over the remains of a fire-damaged mobile home in Friendship Jan. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A firefighter takes a break after extinguishing a mobile home blaze in Friendship Jan. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
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