A Custer resident suffered minor injuries as she tried to fight a fire that damaged her double-wide mobile home about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, May 12.
North Whatcom Fire & and Rescue firefighters contained the flames to a bedroom of the home on Dean Road, south of Birch Bay-Lynden Road, said Division Chief Henry Hollander. He said the officer of the first-arriving engine company reported smoke coming from the rear of the building and ordered its crew to take a hose inside straightaway.
"We made a quick entry and got it knocked down," Hollander said.
Hollander said the resident suffered some scrapes as she tried to fight the fire with a garden hose. She left the building when the flames grew too much for her to handle. Hollander said she would be staying with relatives temporarily.
He said about 17 firefighters - including two engine companies and three tenders for water supply - were dispatched, and that firefighters remained for about an hour after the fire was out, tearing walls and ceilings to make sure flames hadn't spread inside the walls.
Cause of the fire and a damage estimate was unavailable pending an investigation.
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