Three mobile homes burned in Kennewick on Sunday after a fire quickly spread near the Klamath Court mobile home park, injuring one resident.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but it is being treated as suspicious, say Kennewick fire officials.
Firefighting crews were dispatched to the 800 block of West Klamath Avenue just before 5 p.m. Sunday for a fire burning a manufactured home, several outbuildings and vegetation.
Flames also were threatening a nearby commercial building, according to a news release from the Kennewick Fire Department.
Wind gusts reaching up to 20 mph may have been a factor in the fire’s rapid spread, and the blaze jumped to two neighboring mobile homes.
Firefighters also had access issues because of security fences around the engulfed homes and in the area. Benton PUD and Cascade Natural Gas sent technicians to turn off power to threatened lines in the area and to monitor for any gas leaks, according to the release.
All residents made it out safely, but one person needed treatment at a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
It’s unclear if all of the pets in the homes got out safely. It may take a few days to determine how many managed to escape, the department said.
A crew remained on site overnight to monitor the homes in case of any flare ups. The department also said several off-duty firefighters were called in to help respond to other calls while crews battled those fires.