An early morning fire in a Lucketts mobile home Sunday may have been intentionally set, according to a preliminary report from Loudoun County Fire-Rescue.
Crews were called to Glenrose Terrace, a mobile home park located behind the Lucketts Gas Mart, at 2 a.m. Sunday after county dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a fire. Firefighters arrived to find a mobile home heavily involved in fire and spreading to two adjacent trailers. They faced challenges because the trailers are tightly spaced and located in a rural area without fire hydrants. Tanker trucks fro as far as Round Hill and Frederick County, MD, were called to help.
The residents had safely evacuated.
The fire was contained to the trailer of origin and the trailers on either side of it. Because of ht damage, 14 people were displaced from their homes and were assisted on the scene by the American Red Cross. The residents in the adjacent homes were awaken to the fire by smoke alarms which is attributed to them escaping without harm, according to the report.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the fire to be incendiary in nature and continues their investigation.