Fire Ravages Mobile Home in Murrieta

Sixteen Murrieta firefighters responded to the blaze on Via Norte Vista that was reported at 3:45 a.m. Saturday and knocked down by 4:31 a.m., a fire official confirmed.

A fire broke out in a mobile home in Murrieta early Saturday, causing $200,000 in damages, a fire official confirmed.

Sixteen Murrieta firefighters responded to the blaze on Via Norte Vista that was reported at 3:45 a.m. and knocked down by 4:31 a.m., according to Matt Corelli, an engineer/paramedic with the Murrieta Fire Department.

There were no injuries as a result of the blaze, and the sole occupant of the mobile home—located within a senior living community off Murrieta Hot Springs Road—was out of the structure prior to firefighters' arrival, Corelli said.

"Mobile homes on each side were at risk but no damage occurred," Corelli said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, he said.

Cyclist January 27, 2013 at 04:49 AM
I am glad to see they are OK. And I hope they paid their Emergency Response TAX or they will get a big bill.
Jayne January 27, 2013 at 05:14 AM
This fire was right next door to my 74 year old mother's mobile home. Thank goodness for her wonderful neighbors who pounded on her door to awaken her and get her to a safe location while the Fire Department put down the blaze. Kudos to a young CMT named Nathan who sat with her and calmed her during the scarey early morning blaze! Her home was damaged by the heat pretty badly but at least not burned to the ground like her neighbor's where the fire started. Prayers and thanks to all who helped this wonderful Senior community!
Ryan January 27, 2013 at 08:23 AM
Sadly, this was the first thing to pop in my mind when I read the headline.
Neighbor January 27, 2013 at 01:11 PM
The resident is "fine", other than being homeless and losing everything. While she might have spent those precious moments attempting to save some of her mother's heirlooms, and clad in only her robe and slippers, she selflessly went to all the neighbors to make sure they got out of their houses so they would be safe.  In my view she was something of a hero.
Alek J Hidell January 27, 2013 at 03:55 PM
You mean that illegal "subscription" scam that Murrieta Fire is attempting? It wont pass the court system. Attention Murrieta Fire-- live within the budget we provide you or layoff workers and make cutbacks. Its that simple.. You are the public servant....not the other way around. Replace Chief Matt Shobert
woodysroundup January 27, 2013 at 08:00 PM
So glad no one was hurt or even transported to the hospital. So if you read the letter from the fire department you will find there is no charge for the work and response to this fire. . It's bad enough we have had ill advised and ignorant city council members and city managers in the past, who never made sure the fire dept. was funded as it should be, let's not make ill informed statements that make you look ignorant, and doesn't help anyone with making fact based decisions. Get your facts straight people, then you can complain all day long.
Chris January 27, 2013 at 09:08 PM
@Cyclist -- the charge you are referring to applies to medical aid calls, not fires. She won't be billed. Whether we like the idea or not, Murrieta is not the pioneering city to do this. Many, many cities have been doing it for years. If it is deemed illegal, it will shake up a lot of cities in Southern California.
Cheryl January 28, 2013 at 01:38 AM
My Dear Neighbor, Thank you for your kind kind words. It makes losing all my mom's treasures a bit more bearable. Cheryl
Kimberly Davidson January 28, 2013 at 07:35 PM
There is no fee for fire response. The "tax" you're referring to is for EMS (paramedic) services only.
Kimberly Davidson January 28, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Cheryl - Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. In the past, I have set up donation centers at the Murrieta Fire Stations... does this interest you and your mom?? Let me know.... 951-970-8242 or kdavidson@murrieta.org. Happy to help.
Joseph fanzo January 29, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Great job by fire fighters.these homes go up like match boxes. Great job protecting neighboring homes and residents.
Kelly Channel January 29, 2013 at 05:08 AM
I am so sorry for your loss Cheryl..... I'm going to try to e-mail Kimberly Davidson and see if I can help replace some of your loss. In the mean time... You be strong and keep the faith. Hugs, Kelly
scott sawyer January 29, 2013 at 06:46 PM
I am so thankful to the Lord that my Sister made it out of this unharmed.


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