Mobile home goes up in flames in North Lauderdale

Officials: Blaze began as car fire, spread to trailer

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Crews responded to a mobile home fire west of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Thursday evening.

Orange flames and black smoke emanated from the trailer, located on Northwest 55th Court inside The Village mobile home park. The park is just off Prospect Road near State Road 7.

According to officials with the North Lauderdale Fire Department, the fire started in a car at around 5:30 p.m. It soon spread to the trailer, they said.

“The fire was spreading around the trees and everything, and around the car too,” said witness Marco Velasco. “It was just becoming big, like very big, as it continued.”

A family of six lived in the burned-out home.

Hilda Silverio told Local 10 News in Spanish that she rushed home from work when she got the bad news about her home, and the family’s pet dog, who died.

She said there was no time to get her out.

Officials said two people suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene.

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