At 10:14 a.m. on Wednesday, the Manchester volunteer firefighters received an alarm for a structure fire at 31 Cemetery Street. The mobile home ablaze is owned by Frank Roush, with Jamie Lewis as the current occupant.
Firefighters arrived on the scene six minutes after the initial alarm, and witnessed smoke and flames showing through the windows. Assistant Chief Lonnie Bilyeu and Firefighter Travis Gilkison made the initial entry and search of the home. The search found no occupants at the time of the fire.
Current reports suggest that the fire began in the kitchen, and was contained to the kitchen and living room. The investigation is still ongoing.
Paul Hannah can be reached at (937) 544-2391.