Mobile home fire

This photo shows a North East-area mobile home, shortly after an early-morning fire on Monday caused an estimated $500 in structural damage. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

NORTH EAST — An investigation is continuing after an early-morning blaze damaged a mobile home near North East and burned the fingers of one of the occupants, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The occupant, Sheila Ross, called 911 at 12:34 a.m. on Monday, after discovering the fire inside her dwelling in the 100 block of Erie Court in Lakeside Mobile Home Park, prompting North East Volunteer Fire Company to respond, fire officials reported.

Ross suffered burns to her fingers; however, she refused medical treatment, according to fire officials.

A crew of six NEVFC firefighters battled the blaze for about 10 minutes, before bringing it under control, fire officials said. The blaze caused an estimated $500 in structural damage to the mobile home, fire officials added.

MOSFM detectives determined that the blaze started in the living room, according to an agency spokesperson. As of Tuesday, however, the cause of the fire remained under investigation, the spokesperson reported.

Anyone with information that might help detectives determine the cause of this mobile home fire is asked to call the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Northeast Regional Tip-line at 410-386-3050.

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