Mobile homes destroyed in overnight Mesa fire

Posted at 5:34 AM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 14:25:12-05

Seven people are without a home after a fire spread at the Holiday Village mobile home park in Mesa overnight. 

One person was taken to the hospital for minor burns and smoke inhalation.  

Firefighters say the fire started around 1 a.m. in one mobile home, then spread to two more. Three mobile homes were destroyed, and a fourth was damaged. 

It took more than 50 firefighters to get control of the blaze.

"By the time our crews got here, they were met with a great deal of fire. The fire that was actually in the initial home itself was fully engulfed. It took about 20 minutes to get this fire fully under control," said Deputy Chief Forrest Smith with the Mesa Fire Department. 

The American Red Cross is helping those displaced and a family member has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the damages. She says family heirlooms and pets were lost in the fire. 

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.