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Blaze destroys mobile home; none injured
HERALD STAFF REPORT

A family's mobile home was destroyed by fire Monday night, Cedar Hammock Fire officials reported.

Firefighters went to the Ritz Mobile Home Park, 5120 14th St. W., Bradenton, just before 9 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the mobile home on lot 106, Capt. Sam Collier said. Ten firefighters responded in three engines and had the flames under control in less than 10 minutes, Collier said.

No one was at home when the fire happened and no one was injured, according to Collier. Officials said the cause of the fire was labeled as suspicious and the State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

The family, whose names were not available Tuesday, were aided by the Manatee County chapter of the American Red Cross, officials said.