Daily Leader photo/Robert Pierce -- Smoke fills South Roosevelt as several mobile homes in the 400 block were damaged or destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. No one was injured, though a mother and infant had to escape through a broken window.
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The Liberal Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire with an infant trapped inside at 2:26 p.m. Friday at
409 S. Roosevelt.
First arriving units found the front of a mobile home fully engulfed in flames with a second home at 407 S. Roosevelt beginning to burn, as well.
In addition to the mobile homes, a car and pick-up in front of the original fire building were also burning. It was quickly determined that a female occupant and infant child had narrowly escaped by breaking out a window in the rear of the residence.
They were both treated and released by Seward County EMS at the scene. The fire was declared under control at 3:07 p.m.
The residence of origin and the two vehicles were a total loss, and the exposure building suffered extensive damage.
In addition, a third residence at 411 S. Roosevelt and two vehicles at that address received radiant heat damage.
Also assisting with the fire were Liberal Police Department, Seward County EMS and American Red Cross. The fire originated on the front porch of the home, investigation into the exact cause continues at this time.