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Fire reignites at mobile home park where four died Friday

Fire reignites at mobile home park where four died Friday


Santa Maria Fire Department units have been called back to Casa Grande Mobile Estates on West Taylor Street where a fire that damaged or destroyed four homes earlier Friday is reigniting.

Police investigating a shooting that left two people dead and the subsequent fire that killed the suspect and another person asked firefighters to respond quickly after the fire reignited in the suspect's mobile home.

Police said earlier the suspect's home contained numerous rounds of ammunition that were going off as flames consumed the structure.

Santa Maria Police have identified the suspect and other decedents in Friday's shooting and house fire that left five people dead at a mobile home park in the northwest part of the city. Detectives believe Claude Adams, 64, of Santa Maria, shot and killed Kurt Bracke and Richard Hanen in the clubhouse area of the Casa Grande Mobile Estates, according to a department spokesman.


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Lee Central Coast Newspapers associate editor Mike Hodgson covers Santa Barbara County government and events and issues in Santa Ynez Valley. Follow him on Twitter @MHodgsonSYVNews.

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The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

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