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House Fire Sends One To Hospital

COARSEGOLD – A house fire just south of Coarsegold caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, and destroyed more than half of the residence.

Just after 9:30 p.m on Wednesday, Jan. 15, firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire about 1/2 mile up Hogans Mountain Road off Highway 41.

When crews arrived, they found two mobile homes standing adjacent on the property, one set just below the other, with the lower structure about 50 percent involved.

Fire spreads to vegetation - photo by Gina ClugstonAn adult male inside at the time of the fire suffered burns and was treated at the scene by EMS personnel and transported by Sierra Ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center. An adult female in the other portion of the home was not injured.

The blaze from the structures then spread into the dry vegetation below the home, and burned an estimated 1/2 acre before firefighters got it contained.

Lower mobile home burns - photo by Gina Clugston

One of the mobile homes was a total loss, and there was significant damage to the other.

According to Incident Commander and Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson, the Red Cross was contacted to provide any needed assistance to the residents of the home.

Engines at Hogans Mountain Fire - photo by Gina Clugston

Madera County Fire Department Engines 8 and 13 responded to the scene, along with Squad 12, Cal Fire Engine 4254 and Water Tenders 16 and 17.

Assistance from the CHP was requested to block off the entrance to Hogans Mountain Road to residents only while crews worked to contain the blaze.

Firefighters work through the debris - photo by Gina Clugston

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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