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2 mobile homes engulfed in flames in Coconut Creek

1 taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation, second-degree burns

Coconut Creek police said a fire began at 6535 NW 34th Avenue and quickly spread to a neighboring mobile home.
Coconut Creek police said a fire began at 6535 NW 34th Avenue and quickly spread to a neighboring mobile home.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Two mobile homes caught fire in Coconut Creek Monday morning.

Coconut Creek police said the fire began at 6535 NW 34th Ave. and quickly spread to a neighboring mobile home.

"It was getting hotter and hotter and hotter, and then all of a sudden it went boom," Judy Saarinem, who lives near the mobile homes, said. "...I saw flames coming from the shed attached to the house, and it was just spreading, spreading, spreading while I was on the phone."

The owner of the home where the fire started, John Sutton, 65, was taken to Northwest Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation. He was later transferred to Kendall Regional Medical Center to be treated for second-degree burns.

The owner of the second home, Gwendolyn Booma, 81, was not injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the homeowners.

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