Three Manatee mobile homes damaged in fires, arson suspected

HERALD STAFF REPORTFebruary 2, 2013 

— Firefighters responded Saturday to three separate blazes in a Bradenton mobile home park, according to Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue.

Four fire engines, one battalion chief and EMS were dispatched about 2:35 a.m. to Aloha Estates, 5310 14th St. W., where two different mobile homes, approximately 50 yards apart, were on fire.

Responders arrived five minutes after the call and had both blazes under control within 15 minutes, according to Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue.

At about 4:30 p.m., firefighters returned to a third fire at the park, a news release said. The fire was under control in minutes; no injuries were reported.

The fire was intentionally set, the release said, and is being investigated by Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue personnel as well as the State Fire Marshal’s office.

Total damage in all three fires is estimated at approximately $40,000.

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