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Officials identify two killed in mobile home fire

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011, 2:43 P.M.

Fire officials today identified the two people who died in an early morning fire on Wednesday.

Ralph Skjothaug, 72, and Sharon Fischer, 70, died in the 4:44 a.m. fire at the Iron Wheel Mobile Home Park at 2002 South Inland Empire Way, according to Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. The fire was accidental and caused by a cigarette.

Two other fires that morning were caused by overheating or malfunctioning wires, Schaeffer said.

One occurred at 4:24 a.m. fire on 28th Avenue, the other about two hours later at 6:21 a.m. at 722 South Jefferson Street. All residents escaped safely from those fires.

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