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Mom, child injured

Posted: March 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Officials clean up debris after a fire at a mobile home in Newhall on Thursday. A mother and her 6-year-old child suffered minor burns when they tried to get back into the burning home, one firefighter said.

A Santa Clarita Valley mother and her 6-year-old son received minor burns Thursday when the boy dashed into their burning mobile home and the mother went in to grab him, a fire official said.

“The occupant was gone for a short time, and when she returned home she saw smoke coming from her home,” county Fire Department Capt. Mark Savage said.

“She opened up the front door to see, and that’s when her 6-year-old son ran down a hallway to a room and burned his hand slightly.”

The mother and child quickly fled the home, Savage said.

The fire in a Newhall mobile home park was reported about 11:15 a.m.

The mobile home park on Railroad Avenue between 14th and 15th streets is next door to Fire Station No. 73, and a neighbor alerted firefighters by banging on the fire station door.

The mobile home was burning fully when firefighters arrived.

The injured mother and boy were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Their names were not released.

The mobile home was completely gutted by the fire, Savage said, with an estimated $75,000 damage to the structure and an additional $20,000 in destroyed contents.

The fire is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, Savage said.


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