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Family of four displaced after Kannapolis mobile home fire

KANNAPOLIS — A family of four was displaced Wednesday after their mobile home burned on Cloverfield Drive. Fire officials say the cause is undetermined.

The fire occurred about 11:30 a.m. at 8805 Cloverfield Drive, just at the Rowan-Cabarrus County line. It started on the back deck then worked its way to the exterior door on the back porch, said Rowan County fire investigator Mark Troublefield.

He said the tenant opened the door and then shut it quickly when she saw flames. He said she called 911 as did neighbors after hearing explosive sounds. Troublefield said the explosions came from a lawnmower and aerosol cans that ignited.

The fire was contained to the back part of the home, and there was some interior damage. The home wasn’t destroyed, but Troublefield said it is inhabitable.

Investigators know the fire was accidental but are still working to determine the exact cause.

A woman and a child were thought to have suffered from smoke inhalation, but the woman refused treatment, he said.

Only the woman and child were at home at the time of the fire.

The Hanford Dole Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Agencies responding to the fire were the Atwell, Enochville, China Grove, Landis, Kannapolis, Odell and South Iredell fire departments. There were no hydrants in the area, so other fire departments brought tankers to provide water.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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