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August 6, 1987
Los Angeles city officials agreed to spend $1.5 million to relocate homeless families in 101 mobile homes to be placed at various locations in the city, most of them on property owned by the city Housing Authority. With about half of the money coming from the Community Redevelopment Agency, the relocation is part of an effort to find new shelter for about 600 residents of the city's outdoor homeless camp near Skid Row, which is scheduled to close soon.
August 10, 1992
A fire that started after a man left a propane torch on in the bathroom of a Santa Clarita mobile home caused more than $100,000 damage, county fire authorities said Sunday. The fire in the 27000 block of Sierra Highway started shortly before midnight Saturday when a man working on bathroom pipes with a propane torch left the room momentarily, leaving the torch unattended, authorities said. The mobile home went up in flames and was totally consumed by the fire.
December 26, 1995
A cigarette discarded in a trash can was the likely cause of a Monday evening fire that gutted a mobile home and sent one of its residents to the hospital suffering minor smoke inhalation, an Orange County Fire Authority spokesman said. Fire officials estimate the blaze caused $40,000 damage to the double-wide mobile home on Ridge Route Drive. More than a dozen firefighters needed about 15 minutes to control the fire.
August 3, 1991
A fire gutted a Palmdale mobile home Friday, Los Angeles County firefighters said. Firefighters arrived at the Sierra Vista Trailer Park in the 3200 block of East Avenue R near Lemsford Avenue at 7:12 p.m. and put out the flames within 12 minutes, fire dispatcher Lani Angquico said. One resident, a woman whose name was not released, was in good condition at Palmdale Hospital Medical Center after receiving treatment for smoke inhalation, Nurse Shona Smart said.
January 16, 1989 | United Press International
Flames raced through a house trailer early Sunday and killed a family of five, fire officials said. The dead were identified as Raymond DeClue, 38; his wife, Susan, 39; their son, Benjamin, 7, and two stepchildren, 23-year-old Tina Maxwell and Christopher Maxwell, 17. The cause of the fire had not yet been determined, officials said.
March 31, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two wildfires erupted in Amarillo, destroying 14 mobile homes and several other structures before they were brought under control, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.
March 24, 1985 | Associated Press
A tornado damaged or destroyed eight houses and mobile homes in this beach community, but no one was seriously injured, authorities said Friday. The twister and high winds hit late Thursday night.
April 14, 1993 | BLAINE HALLEY
The city of Lancaster has been awarded a $1-million grant to fund the purchase of 50 mobile homes that will be offered to low-income residents. The grant, received from the California Department of Housing and Community Development, will help fund the city's Redevelopment Agency's affordable housing program. It is the largest competitive grant the city has received since the city incorporated in 1977, city officials said Tuesday.
July 22, 1994 | KURT PITZER
Gov. Pete Wilson this week signed a bill requiring new mobile homes in California to be tied to the ground, in an effort to help prevent the type of wreckage at mobile home parks experienced during the Northridge earthquake. "This bill will help reduce the damage and destruction that occurs to mobile homes during earthquakes," said Wilson, who signed the bill late Wednesday night.
June 4, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
Less than two months after Moorpark voters approved controlling rent increases on the lots under mobile homes that are sold, the City Council has decided to extend the existing ordinance regulating rents on unsold units. The council voted 4 to 0 Wednesday to extend the ordinance restricting rent increases on mobile-home lots to no more than the rate of inflation or 5% per year, whichever is less.
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