A neighbor and a Lincoln police officer were credited with rescuing two residents from a mobile-home fire in Lincoln's downtown area early Thursday.
The Lincoln Fire Department responded at 4:43 a.m. to a reported structure fire in the 100 block of O Street. Crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from a single-wide mobile home.
Two older residents of the mobile home were rescued by a neighbor and a police officer before firefighters arrived, according to a Fire Department news release. The residents and their rescuers were treated by Fire Department personnel and transported by AMR Ambulance to area hospitals with respiratory-related symptoms, fire officials said. A Lincoln firefighter also was being treated Thursday for minor injuries sustained at the scene of the fire.
Three engines and a battalion chief from Lincoln responded to the fire with mutual aid from the cities of Rocklin and Roseville, and CalFire/Placer County Fire.
Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but is not believed to be criminal in nature. They said the initial estimate of damages is $50,000.