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Fire burns two in South Seventh Street park blaze
Flames lit up the night sky over South Seventh Street in South Modesto on Thursday morning as a mobile home coach was burned by a fire. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Ceres and Modesto firefighters fought a blaze that broke out in a double-wide mobile home on South Seventh Street Thursday morning.

The blaze, which broke out at 12:17 a.m., caused a seven-year-old girl and one man to be injured with burns.

The first firefighting unit arrived to a well-involved structure fire which three occupants had fled. An elderly woman who made it to safety was not injured. All three were taken by ambulances to local hospitals.

A downed live electrical line that was arcing on the ground hampered initial fire suppression on the back side of the coach. Once the lines were shut off firefighters were able to make entry with fire hoses.

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District provided station coverage while Ceres and Modesto fire departments were attacking the blaze.

A total of five fire engines, one fire truck, two battalion chiefs, and fire investigator were dispatched to the fire.

Turlock Irrigation District moved quickly to restore power to the rest of the mobile home park.

Red Cross helped to assist the displaced residents on an emergency basis.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire which caused an estimated $50,000 damage.