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Wrong-way bottle rocket destroys Key Peninsula mobile home, firefighters say

A mobile home was destroyed by fire Thursday morning when a bottle rocket accidentally fired into the small trailer, according to the Key Peninsula Fire Department.

The fire department tweeted at 3:58 a.m. that it was responding to a fully involved fire off of Key Peninsula Highway South. All residents evacuated the trailer allowing crews to take a defensive approach to the fire.

At 5:54 a.m., the department tweeted that the fire was out, but the travel trailer was a total loss. It also offered an explanation from the owner: "Homeowner reports he lit a bottle rocket set on the front door hinges, which accidentally shot into the trailer."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Update: Fire is out. Homeowner reports he lit a bottle rocket set on the front door hinges, which accidentally shot into the trailer. The small travel trailer is a total loss</p>&mdash; Key Peninsula Fire (@kpfd16) <a href="https://twitter.com/kpfd16/status/981862634621353985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Craig Hill: 253-597-8497
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