Residents evacuated as firefighters battle blaze in La Verkin (video)

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Photo by Jen Watkins, St. George News

LA VERKIN – Officers in La Verkin evacuated the area of 180 W and 300 N after a fire broke out in the mobile home park.

Firefighters were called to the home fire at approximately 2:30 p.m. after a shed caught fire, and then spread to the home. Detective Travis Romney said he was able to evacuate everyone in time and there were no injuries.

VIDEO: Neighbor describes house fire

During the fire, ammunition caught in the blaze began bursting inside the home, alarming neighbors. No one was hurt, however.

A next door neighbor to the home on fire said he only had a few minutes to grab a few things before the fire department made him evacuate his home.

At 3:30 p.m., firefighters were still battling the blaze with zero containment. It is currently unknown how the fire began, however neighbors speculated there may have been an illegal burn.

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