Mobile home engulfed by flames in Champaign


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Fire officials are investigating what caused a Champaign mobile home park to go up in flames on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to a mobile home on Sandalwood Drive just before noon. Smoke and fire could be seen from North Market Street.

Luckily no one was home when the fire broke out. Firefighters were able to put out the flames in about 20 minutes.  Officials say nearby homes were evacuated due to varying winds during the fire.  No injuries were reported, but three people were displaced as a result of the fire.

According to the Champaign Fire Department, the fire began in the kitchen.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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