Trailer Fire in North Reno

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The fire department says an early afternoon fire in North Reno left a mobile home unlivable.

Battalion Chief Butch Van Lueven says the occupant of a trailer in the Reno Cascade park was cooking potatoes, then stepped outside leaving the stove unattended.

Fortunately the woman was able to escape the fire.

RFD says the fire spread from the stove into the attic, forcing firefighters to pull down parts of the ceiling to extinguish the blaze.

The damage is described as extensive, but there is not yet a dollar estimate.

An official says the occupant is making arrangements for another place to stay.