Firefighters respond to blaze at abandoned mobile home park in Canyon Country


Firefighters responded to a structure fire late Tuesday night at the abandoned Soledad Trailer Lodge mobile home park in Canyon Country.

At least one unit of the mobile home park on the 18200 block of Soledad Canyon Road was fully involved in the fire by 11:20 p.m., according to Jeremy Stafford, a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“The call came in at 11:20 p.m., regarding a possible abandoned mobile home fire and one unit was fully engulfed,” he said. There was no exposure to any other mobile home units, he added.

Four engines and one truck arrived at the scene by 11:26 p.m., including Fire Station 107, which is located right across the street. Southern California Gas Co. was also called to the scene. The damaged mobile home was located on the southeast corner of the park, which is next door to Joe’s Liquor.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation as of Wednesday morning, but firefighters on the scene believed it may have been human-involved. The blaze appeared to have started near a pile of wood before making its way to the corner of the affected unit.

The mobile home park has been abandoned for several months. Members of the community and neighboring businesses had called the locale an “eyesore” and say it was known as a place for drugs, looting, graffiti and other illicit activities.

Demolition of the park started Friday on the south side of the location, followed by an investigation by the Air Quality Management District, which has slowed demolition.

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