Firefighters from Reese and Westminster quickly extinguished a smoky blaze in a mobile house in the first block of Sullivan Ave. shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday.
The fire was discovered by employees of a petroleum service center next door to the one-story mobile home. No one was home when the blaze started, according to fire officials.
Leona Hymiller, mother of occupant Dennis Hymiller, said she was at the house with an exterminator yesterday morning, but left at 10 a.m. She said no electrical appliances were left on inside the house.
The blaze apparently started in the center of the living room area and burned a hole in the floor, according to fire officials. The remainder of the building suffered smoke and water damage.
A deputy fire marshal was at the site to determine the cause and the amount of damage. No one was injured.
Westminster: A resident of East Main Street reported to city police someone stole his 20-inch Diamond Back Venom bicycle from the rear of the first block of W. Main St. on Wednesday. The bike was valued at $280.
Westminster: A resident of Westminster Avenue told city police someone broke into her house Wednesday. The owner said nothing was stolen, but the damage was estimated at $100.