In a northern manufactured housing land-lease community operation there is a saying. “Free entertainment” is how several managers and executives describe the strange-but-true occurrences that arise.
Some ‘free entertainment’ of that kind is costly, dangerous, and at times, deadly – as numbers of manufactured home community professionals know from experience.
In a report on August 1, 2019, Detroit’s Fox 2 reported that several families were displaced by a fire in a manufactured home community in Livingston County, Michigan.
“Green Oak Township fire investigators believe it was started by someone using a blow torch to clear weeds,” per local media.
Flames spread rapidly Wednesday afternoon (7.31.2019), burning two homes and damaging a third. Dozens of residents were evacuated as the HAZMAT team responded to leaks in two large propane tanks. That could have been even more disastrous.
One resident lost a pet, and their home.
“My neighbor came knocking at my door, which I live across, so this is like a family oriented – there’s so many different families that live here in trailers, so it’s affecting everyone,” Brenda Vaughan said. The Red Cross is helping those displaced.
No charges have been announced yet against the person whose unique weed-clearing method allegedly began the tragic, bizarre blaze.
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