AUBURN, Mass. ‒ A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a mobile home early Monday morning at 12 Lower Windbrook Drive in Auburn. It was the second serious fire in town in two nights.
Firefighters received the report at 4 a.m., and when they arrived, the fire had already broken through the roof.
Initial reports from neighbors said there were two people inside. Firefighters tried to search the home but were forced to leave when part of the roof collapsed, sending debris down on them.
Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said once the initial body of fire was knocked down, crews were able to enter. They found no one in the home, and it was confirmed that Auburn Police had spoken with the occupants and they were staying with friends.
Coleman said the fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes and that it did not appear to be suspicious, although it's under investigation by the Auburn Fire Investigation Unit.
No injuries were reported, and firefighters were clear of the scene by 6:30 a.m. The Leicester and Oxford Fire Departments provided station coverage during the incident with a fire engine and ambulance.