County Sheriff's Investigating Fire That Destroyed Home in Nearby Vacaville

The Sheriff's Department said the male tenant who lived in the mobile home was evicted three hours before the fire broke out.

By Bay City News Service

An arson team with the Solano County Sheriff's Office is investigating a three-alarm fire that destroyed a double-wide mobile home near Vacaville on Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Snedeker said the male tenant who lived in the mobile home, located at 5514 Lewis Road, was evicted three hours before the fire broke out around 3:40 p.m. He did not know why the man had been evicted.

The fire is not considered suspicious, but because of that circumstance, arson investigators have been called to the scene to determine whether a crime was committed, Snedeker said.

"We were erring on the side of caution," he said. The tenant was one of the callers who reported the fire, Snedeker said.

Vacaville Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Doug Rogers said the blaze was likely accidental. It started in the rear of the mobile home, and the tenant still had some items inside when the fire broke out, he said.

The exact cause has not been determined, Rogers said.

The mobile home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Rogers said. Three acres of grass near the mobile home also burned, Rogers said.

About 50 firefighters, three engines, three brush fire units and four water tenders responded to the blaze.

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