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An RV engulfed in flames. [All photos and video by Mike Carlson] About 6:50 p.m. a fire began at a structure an RV on Carlson Drive in Manila. The fire eventually destroyed the residence. Mike Carlson*, who called 911 to report the fire, said he was alerted to the fire by a light in the distance. “I thought someone shot a flare or a firework,” he explained. “Then it was like poof. It looks like someone threw gasoline on a brush fire. Three of my buddies sprinted over there.” Carlson called 911 then followed his friends. Building engulfed in flames. The group of friends found a garden hose and began spraying down a tree between the trailer on fire and a nearby home where an older woman lived. Videos by Mike Carlson He said the woman told the group that the man who had lived there had left not long after 5 p.m. “The Fire Department was there quick,” Carlson said. “They put it out quick.” We’ve requested more information from Humboldt Bay Fire and will update when we can. Tree on fire near burning home. *Carlson, the person we interviewed and Carlson Drive have no connection. The names are only coincidently the same.