UPDATE: Fire claims Jerome mobile home, displaces family
A fire burned a mobile home Wednesday afternoon northwest of Jerome.
The Jerome Rural Fire District responded to the 200 block of West 450 North a little after 3 p.m.
Firefighter Jamie Valdez said when fire crews arrived, the mobile home was engulfed in flames. Five adults and three children live there and were home at the time of the fire. All of them escaped injury, but the home was completely destroyed.
A KMVT reporter on the scene says the Red Cross is on the way to work with the family who was living there and home at the time of the blaze.
As of about 4:30 p.m. the fire chief Joe Robinette said they were still mopping up hot spots and the area remains very smoky.
One firefighter was treated on the scene for heat exhaustion, but is OK. Robinette said they are unsure what caused the fire and that the State Fire Marshal is coming to investigate.
Check back for updates as more information becomes available.