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TODAY IS Tuesday January 23rd
Family Loses Everything in Mobile Home Fire
Saturday Jan 06, 2018 1:41am
1205 West Mill Street, Lot 40 • Angola, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

A mobile home sustained heavy damage after it caught fire Friday night in Angola.

T.R. Hagerty with the Angola Fire Department says that the Angola Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire at 1205 West Mill Street around 8 p.m. Friday night. Hagerty says that first units on the scene found a 14 X 60 mobile home with fire and heavy smoke throughout.

It took firefighters about 35 minutes to get the fire under control.

An investigation found that heat tape caused an accidental electrical fire that spread throughout the home.

Nobody was hurt in the fire.

The Angola Fire Department was assisted by the Angola City Police, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Steuben County EMS, Fremont Fire Department, Steuben TWP Fire Department, NIPSCO Gas and Electric, & City of Angola Water Department. The Hamilton Fire Department stood by at the Angola Station during the incident.

The home and it's contents are a near total loss for home owner Jevnee R Walker and her family. Walker and 2 of her 3 children were home at the time of the fire and were able to escape without injury.

A "gofundme" page has been set up to help the family at: https://www.gofundme.com/4yokr6g

(Angola Fire Department Photo)
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