DECATUR- It's a sad statistic: twice as
many people die in mobile home fires than at any other type of home.
Twenty two thousand. That's the number of mobile home fires in the US
Most mobile homes are shaped like
tunnels and have few exits. The paneling inside is often glued on
and flammable. Having a metal roof and sides to the home traps the
The second a window blows, or oxygen
gets in, he whole mobile home will go up in flames.
Fire officials say if you live in a
mobile home, to be proactive and have a plan to get out in case of a
fire. Some other tips: making sure all electrical outlets are being
used properly, making sure all smoke detectors are working, and even
having an extinguisher on hand.