Blaze leaves mom, children homeless

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Kingman firefighters combat a blaze at a mobile home in the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue on Friday.

KFD/Courtesy<Br><br> Kingman firefighters combat a blaze at a mobile home in the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue on Friday.

KINGMAN - An early morning blaze has left a mother and her three children homeless.

The family's mobile home in the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue caught fire Friday.

The Kingman Fire Department responded to the scene at 8:27 a.m. with two engines.

Smoke was visible en route, Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said. The 8-foot-by-32-foot mobile home was fully involved in flames upon arrival, he said.

Outside the residence, the mother and her 5-year-old son stood. They left the residence without injuries, Johnston said.

The other two children were at school at the time of the fire.

Red Cross provided the family with temporary housing. It is reported the landlord will provide them residence at another mobile home on Monday.

With two engines combating the blaze and one engine on standby, the fire department was on scene for approximately two hours. While there was a complete loss of structure and contents, only one adjacent mobile home suffered minor damage, Johnston said.

The fire started in the rear of the mobile home, Johnston said.

The cause is under investigation, though initial reports indicate it to be accidental and maybe electrical in nature, Johnston said.