POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — An early morning fire at a mobile home in Haines City took crews over two hours to put out the fire on Sunday.
The Haines City Fire Department responded to the fire at a home off Polk City Road at around 5:55 a.m., with “heavy” fire conditions at the back of the home.
Two people inside the home were able to safely evacuate to a neighbor’s home before fire crews arrived.
Crews said it took them two hours to extinguish the fire, which covered the rear wall and the ceiling void spaces.
According to the department, no foul play is suspected.
“As we respond to incidents like the one at Polk City Road, it’s a crucial reminder of the risks associated with heaters,” Assitant Fire Chief Neubrand said. “To ensure the safety of our community, we advise everyone to regularly inspect their heating units, keep combustible materials at a safe distance, and install smoke detectors in their homes. These simple steps can significantly reduce the risk of fire and protect lives and property.”
Thankfully, no one was injured.
No additional details were provided.