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Christmas tree ignites in Long Beach mobile home; family displaced

A mobile home fire Monday in Long Beach was ignited by a Christmas tree, officials said, displacing a family of four who was being assisted by the Red Cross.

Long Beach firefighters responded around 8:23 p.m. to a call of a mobile home on fire in the 6400 block of Atlantic Avenue, with possible victims trapped inside.

The first firefighters on the scene found a mobile home with heavy smoke and fire showing on all sides, according to a statement from the Long Beach Fire Department.

A man and a woman suffered mild to moderate burns in the fire and were taken to a hospital. Two other family members were able to escape from the flames.

Officials said the fire was sparked by a Christmas tree that was too close to an ignition source.

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