Thursday, July 02, 2009

Montura Mobile Home Fire Being Investigated

Fire Department Calls Out State Fire Marshall

CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Montura Fire department responded to a call Thursday afternoon to 657 Perimeter Road in Montura Ranch Estates, west of Clewiston in Hendry county. A double wide manufactured home was reportedly struck by lightning, according to the Hendry Sheriff's office dispatch.

After calling in the Glades Electric Cooperative to the area, the Montura Fire Captain called in the State Fire Marshall to investigate the fire, as is done if the fire's origin seems suspicious or can't be readily determined. Hendry Sheriff's Civil Investigation Department was also slated to arrive on scene as well to investigate. Unidentified property was reportedly handed over to the Monutura fire department Captain after the incident.

The 1990 home on 2.5 acres is owned by Ronald and Mary Shaw, having purchased the property for $45,000 four years ago. It is mortgaged to Everglades Federal Credit Union for $56,000, according to Hendry county property records.

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