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Fire destroys two mobile homes in Caldwell

Emergency crews quickly responded to a two-alarm fire in Caldwell on Tuesday afternoon.

CALDWELL, Idaho — Fire crews from across the Treasure Valley responded to a fire in a mobile home park in Caldwell on Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze was reported in the 5200 block of Midway Road, just off of Nampa-Caldwell Boulevard.

Two homes are now considered unlivable due to the extensive damage caused by the fire.

Investigators say the fire started in a shed near one of the homes, which quickly spread to other mobile homes and three other sheds.

While emergency crews were working to put out the fire, one of the residents did what he could to help out firefighters by using the garden hose in his backyard.

"My aunt's house burned down on the corner earlier this year and so I didn't want to see that to another family," Michael Fivecoat said. "I know what it's like too, for my aunt to lose your families' memories and for her house to be gone and her suffer because she doesn't have a house so I was trying to prevent that for the neighboring families right here." 

Two families are displaced by the fire and are currently staying in hotels in Caldwell. They also got some money from the Caldwell Fire Burnout Fund and the Red Cross is assisting them as well.

Caldwell fire officials say no one was injured in the fire, although some people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Both Caldwell fire and police are investigating the cause of the fire. All they know at this time is that the fire started in the shed.

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