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Officials: Dual mobile home fires 'suspicious'

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PALM HARBOR (FOX 13) -

Two fires broke out at the Frontier Mobile home park in Palm Harbor early Friday morning. Flames shot up high as the two men inside tried to escape.

"It's destroyed, everything's gone, except in my bedroom," said Animal Kidd, who lived in the mobile home.

"It was so fast that by the time I got over there beating on the door, to drag him out, it had done gone black in there and nobody could breath," said Raymond Eubanks, who lives nearby.

At the same time, another fire broke out just a few doors down. Kidd made it out okay but his roommate Marcus Devoto went back in had to be pulled out.

"He was in the hall screaming and hollering, 'help, help, help.' So I covered my mouth, crawled in there, and pulled him to safety," Raymond said.

In an ironic twist, Raymond's house was set on fire exactly a week ago.

"It was a Molotov cocktail thrown into my room that burned the house down," Raymond said.

Animal said he knows who is responsible.

"Stupidity! He and I have had a couple of squabbles about a few things. He thinks he can get away with it."

That's reason for concern as neighbors grow increasingly frustrated, following about a dozen fires at this one mobile home alone.

"I'm worried, I have a 13-year-old kid," said Donna Cribbs, the woman who called 911.

"It's very hard. That was my life. I'm on Social Security. I don't have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of," Animal said.

He said whoever is responsible should, "Get help, stop it, come talk to me if you've got beef, come say hello," he said.

 

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