Firefighting

AZ Mobile-Home Fire Kills Four

Two adults and two children were killed in a mobile-home fire Tuesday night in Apache Junction, Arizona.

A report on azcentral.com (http://bit.ly/yrhXxj) indicated that the victims were a pair of stepbrothers, a 38-year-old and a 32-year-old, and two children, 11-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.

Apache Junction firefighters responded to calls of an explosion and found the home engulfed in flames. They received word of trapped victims but could no gain entry because of the fire.

After extinguishing the fire, which took about a half-hour later, firefighters found the bodies of the victim near the door.

For more firefighter training articles on mobile home response, consider THE DANGERS OF MOBILE HOME FIRES, Mobile Homes: Small Houses, Big Challenges, and MOBILE HOME FIRES, PART 1: PROBLEMS AND PREFIRE PLANNING.