Saturday, 22 June 2024

Senior loses home in Friday fire

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A Kelseyville firefighter works at the scene of Bob Roy's home, which burned Friday evening. Photo by Harold LaBonte.


THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH LOCATION INFORMATION. 

 

KELSEYVILLE – An older model single-wide mobile home was gutted Friday night after a fire broke out in the living room area.


The fire broke out at about 8:10 p.m. in the trailer, situated in Space 50 at Live Oak Trailer Park at 5935 Live Oak Drive. The trailer was the home of Bob Roy, who neighbors at the park said is in his 80s.


A neighbor’s Ford Bronco, parked in Roy’s driveway as a courtesy to discourage strangers from parking there, suffered moderate damages in the blaze.


The neighbor and owner of the restored Bronco, Linda Cole, said she has known Roy since 1998, the year she first moved to the park.


Roy had not been able to afford regular propane deliveries and just recently purchased a second portable electric heater which he frequently moved about the home as needed, said Cole.


Kelseyville Fire Protection District Chief Howard Strickler would not speculate nor offer any theory as to the cause of the fire.


Strickler indicated that the fire crew would remain on scene for at least one hour after the blaze was extinguished.


There was no word on the condition of Roy, who was reportedly in the home when the fire started.


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The fire, which started just after 8 p.m., began in the trailer's living room. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

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A friend's Bronco parked near the trailer also was damaged. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

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