Force: Electrical fire cause of damage

Mobile home deemed a total loss after blaze

MILROY — A mobile home is a total loss after a Sunday afternoon fire.

Fire crews from Mifflin and Snyder counties were dispatched at 4:27 p.m. to a fire in the 1900 block of New Lancaster Valley Road.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find a mobile home engulfed in flames.

The home, owned by Steven Baker, was unoccupied at the time, Fire Investigator Mike Force said. He added that following an investigation, he believes the cause of the fire was electrical in nature.

Firefighters fought the blaze but were unable to save the home. Force said the home was a total loss. The fire also spread and burnt some of the nearby woodlands.

Two firefighters were treated by medical personnel — one for chest pains, the other for a head wound.

Fire departments on the scene included New Lancaster Valley, Milroy, Reedsville, Junction, Yeagertown, West Granville, Granville, Decatur, Belleville, United Fire and Rescue and the Mifflin County Forest Firefighters. There were also units from Snyder County.

Medical companies on the scene included Big Valley, Fame and McVeytown.

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