Fast-Moving Fire Destroys 5 Mobile Homes

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011  |  Updated 10:53 PM CDT
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Fast-Moving Fire Destroys 5 Mobile Homes

Chris Hatchett

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A fire in a far north Fort Worth mobile home park sent three people, including two firefighters, to a hospital.

The fast-moving fire in the 4200 block of Moon Drive burned at least five homes to the ground Thursday evening.

"It was probably like one of the major-est fires you'd ever see in your entire lifetime because it went all the way to ARC Meadow Glen, which is out of this neighborhood," said a child who lives in the mobile home park.

Fort Worth Fire Lt. Ricardo Neaves said live power lines came down while firefighters were battling the blaze.

"That [and] the heat… That was plenty that we were up against, and the fact that it's way out in the northern part of Fort Worth," Neaves said.

The fire is out, but firefighters were still looking for remaining hot spots late Thursday night.

Two Fort Worth firefighters and one person were taken to a hospital. One of the firemen had minor burns. They are all expected to recover.

Six other people were treated at the scene for heat-related conditions.

Investigators said the fire began in a nearby field and was spread by wind.

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