MOUNT VERNON — Though no one was injured, two pets died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

The fire at 75 Round Stone Road was reported just after noon Monday, when neighbors saw black smoke billowing from the home. Heather Grass called for help while her husband, Chris Grass, banged on doors and windows at the home to stir any occupants that might have been inside.

“The back porch was engulfed in flames,” Heather Grass said.

It’s unclear how many people live at the residence, but Heather Grass thought there were three adults and a child.

According to Fireman John Churchill of the Fayette Fire Department, a dog and a cat were found dead inside the structure.

Mount Vernon Fire Chief Dana Dunn said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. He thought there was enough damage that the occupants would not be able to stay in the building.

“Mobile homes don’t withstand a lot of damage before they become totaled,” Churchill noted.

In addition to Mount Vernon, firefighters responded to the Round Stone Road Mobile Home Park from Wayne, Readfield, Manchester, Belgrade and Vienna — all members of the Lakes Region Mutual Aid group — and Winthrop. Water was trucked from a municipal water hole on Dunns Corner Road.

The mobile home park is owned by Icon Properties LLC, according Mount Vernon tax records.

 

Abigail Austin — 621-5631
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Twitter: @AbigailAustinKJ

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