FIRE GUTS ELYRIA MOBILE HOME
Inside of trailer # 11 was Laurie Marciniak who was sleeping when the fire broke out. Marciniak’s SMOKE ALARM woke her up alerting her to the fire. An attempt by Marciniak to extinguish the blaze using two home fire extinguishers was unsuccessful.
A Lorain County Deputy Sheriff who happened to be in the area spotted the blaze and began alerting neighbors. One woman was refusing to leave her home until she found her cats. The Deputy along with Elyria Police Officers convinced her that it was for her own safety that she had to leave the home immediately. Sedlek and her family said they were happy the Officers were there to remove her from the home, “I didn’t see anyone else running over there to get her out of the trailer, if it weren’t for them who knows what would have happened to her. I love cats and all but I love my life more.”
Brlas said that it didn’t take that long to knock down the fire once they had the hydrant water – the fact that the trailer was so full of personal belongings that slowed the overhaul process down.
Art Mead Sr. of the American Red Cross said that at this point they are taking care of two families that total 10 people.
The Elyria Fire Department is investigating the cause of the blaze.
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