Mobile home left uninhabitable after fire in Medina today

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 15 March 2024 at 8:51 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Bill Dunn looks at his boarded up home in Lakewood Village after a fire broke out there today. Medina firefighter Lt. Steve Cooley said the home is uninhabitable. The cause is under investigation.

MEDINA – A mobile home in Lakewood Village was left uninhabitable after a fire broke out at noon today.

Owner Bill Dunn had left the home about 20 minutes prior to neighbors seeing smoke spewing from the structure, when they called 911.

Lt. Steve Cooley said Medina responded first, followed by Shelby, Albion and East Shelby.

Dunn returned home after getting a call from firefighters that his home was burning. He stood and looked as his brother assisted in boarding up the windows. He said he will stay with his sister until he can decide what he is going to do. He said he was thankful his cat got out safely.

Cooley said his department was busy with several EMS calls at the same time.

Fire damage at the front of the home is extensive, although firefighters knocked it down in 15 minutes, he said.

The fire is under investigation by Medina Fire Department and Orleans County Emergency Management’s investigative team.

Dunn has lived in Lakewood Village for 24 years.