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Fire marshal rules Derry mobile home fire was accidental

| Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 6:51 p.m.

The state police fire marshal at Greensburg has ruled a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Derry Township Monday was accidental.

Trooper Seth Helman said the fire reported at 7:17 a.m. Monday in the mobile home at 612 Longview Court in New Derry, owned by Michael Rengers Sr., was caused by an electrical malfunction in an extension cord.

No one was at home when the fire broke out and no injuries were reported, according to Bradenville volunteer firefighters.

The loss is estimated at $13,000.

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