3 pets die, owner displaced after Champaign County mobile home fire

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Several fire departments from Clark and Champaign County battled a mobile home fire at the Sunset Terrace Mobile Home Park Wednesday.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Three pets perished in a fire late Wednesday morning in a Champaign County mobile home, according to Urbana Fire Chief Dean Ortlieb.

Two dogs and one cat died, and no other injuries were reported.

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A state trooper was driving on U.S. 68 north of state Route 72 when he found the fire in the Sunset Terrace mobile home park around 10:40 a.m.

The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire, but will be displaced due to the significant damages, Ortlieb said.

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The Urbana Fire Department, Moorefield Township Fire Department and Mechanicsburg Fire Department all responded to the fire that had heavy smoke and flames when crews arrived.

The cause of the fire does not look suspicious, Ortlieb said, but it remains under investigation until an exact cause is determined.