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Homeowner displaced after mobile home, camper destroyed by fire in Rusk County

A mobile home was lost in the fire. (KLTV/Arthur Clayborn)
A mobile home was lost in the fire. (KLTV/Arthur Clayborn)
Updated: Feb. 4, 2019 at 4:30 PM CST
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KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Several departments are at the scene of a residential Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported in a rural area, on FM 2276 in Rusk County, just south of the Gregg County/Rusk County line. Elderville-Lakeport VFD said they have sent a tender truck to the scene, and Kilgore and Crims Chapel responded to assist.

A mobile home was gutted in the fire, as well as a camper trailer which was parked adjacent to it. The homeowner was outside toward the front of the property talking to friends when the fire became visible, apparently starting at the back of one of the trailers. They were unsure which began first, though the cause will be investigated.

No one was injured in the fire, officials said.

A witness in the area reported hearing several explosions and a fire.

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