An Emmett Township, Michigan man was recently made homeless after a fire destroyed his mobile home. Several fire departments responded to the fire, which was first reported at 2:30 a.m. It took place at the Oak Forest Home Park on Birch Terrace, and during the 911 call, dispatchers claimed they could hear explosions in the background.
After investigating the scene of the disaster, firefighters deduced that the explosions came from several propane tanks stored within the mobile home's attached garage. By the time they arrived on the scene, both the home and garage were completely engulfed by flames. According to personnel on the scene, the fire was made particularly violent from the high density of personal belongings in the home, which served as kindling.
It was also difficult to get water to the fire, which meant that crews remained on the scene past 6:30 a.m. Though nobody was injured in the fire, the man living in the mobile home lost his residence, and is currently being assisted by the Red Cross.
Firefighters also managed to rescue a dog from underneath the burning home. The cause of the fire itself is still unknown.
While rare, events like this do happen, and having a good insurance policy can help you get through what would be an otherwise crippling financial event, in addition to the emotional impact of an experience like this.
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