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Fires Damage, Destroy Mobile Homes

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Richard Imlach says quick response by a neighbor in the 49er RV Ranch in Columbia – who saw smoke and called firefighters – helped keep fire damage in a single-wide mobile home there from being a lot worse.

Tuolumne County fire officials say damage to the mobile home and contents is about $15,000. A faulty water heater is being blamed for the blaze. No one was home at the time.

Owner of a mobile home in the Diamond XX subdivision west of Copperopolis isnĀ“t so lucky today.

Calaveras County firefighters say the home on the 5000 block of Chuckwagon Drive was completely destroyed by flames just after noon today. That blaze still under investigation.