East Naples mobile home destroyed by fire

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A mobile home in East Naples was engulfed in flames Wednesday afternoon, leaving a man homeless.

Firefighters were training just a quarter-mile away when the call came in from Palm Lake Mobile Home Park off US-41. From where they were, they could see the flames shooting out of the home.

The assistant fire chief said that because of the incredible fire, they had to shut down the road leading in and out of the park because it has no fire hydrants. They had to connect to a hydrant across the street and had the fire knocked down in just 15 minutes.

The man who lives in the home was at work at the time of the fire. Neighbors say he is a very nice and humble guy who would deliver meals a couple of times a week to families in need at the park. Now, neighbors are banding together to see how they can help him.

The fire marshal is working to determine the cause.

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