An elderly couple was able to escape a mobile home fire on Puyallup’s South Hill this afternoon.
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue crews responded to County Dale Mobile Home Park, in the 12200 block of 112nd Street East, and found heavy smoke coming out of a double-wide mobile home. The residents of the home were able to make it out :thanks in part to their smoke alarm and a quick-thinking care giver who had stopped to check up on them,” Central Pierce Fire & Rescue said in a news release.
There were no injuries and the home, which sustained about $50,000 in damage, was insured. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
The fire started when an overheated electrical appliance was placed in a bathroom cabinet, where it smoldered for several hours and eventually caught fire.