A fast moving mobile home fire gutted a double-wide at the Drift Creek R/V Park on Alsea Highway a few miles east of Waldport Wednesday afternoon. Central Coast firefighters pulled up to see flames shooting sixty feet in the air, singeing a tall evergreen directly above. Firefighters wasted no time in knocking the flames down. But as fast as they were getting water on the fire, the home had already been damaged beyond repair at that point.
Owner of the home, who neighbors described as a disabled man in his 50’s, was out taking a walk at the time. He had no pets. The Red Cross was expected to find him temporary shelter while he works with his insurance company.
Central Coast Fire District Chief Derek Clawson said they’re not yet sure what caused the fire. They will “read” the burn pattern inside the home and determine a probable location where the fire started. Then they will talk to the owner about what he was doing just prior to his walk.
No injuries. Another mobile home only 10-15 feet away was not damaged thanks to quick action by firefighters.