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Mobile Home Catches Fire While Owner Walks Dog

A woman returned home from a walk to find firefighters flanking her property.

A routine dog walk turned into something completely unexpected for one local woman Wednesday morning.

At 9:10 a.m., a 911 call was placed from the Opal Cliffs Mobile Home Park on 38th Avenue. The manager of the park reported seeing smoke coming from the window of one of the mobile homes, Central Fire Spokesman Mike DeMars said in a prepared statement. 

The park manager told dispatchers she didn't know where the occupant of the home was, and that she may be inside the smoldering building. 

When Central Fire personnel arrived, they forced their way through the front door and found no one inside.

"Firefighters then found fire burning on top of a dresser in a sleeping area adjacent to the kitchen," DeMars said. "The fire was quickly extinguished and excess smoke was ventilated from the home."

Shortly thereafter, Constance Jones, the resident of the home returned from walking her dog and found the firefighters inside. While Jones said she is indeed a smoker, she denied that smoking materials were left anywhere near the dresser.

"The fire was determined to be accidental with the cause unknown," DeMars said. "Temporary lodging was supplied to [Jones] by the local chapter of the Red Cross."

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