Cedar Falls firefighters are still looking into a fire that gutted a mobile home in the 2500 block of Union Road late Friday night.
A next-door neighbor called it in just after 11:30 and a friend of the owner, Vicky Mecklenburg, who lived in the home, got out safely. She told authorities that owner Brian Hammer was at work.
When the first crews of public safety officers and firefighters arrived, the fire was already burning brightly. Water to fight the fire was shuttled to the scene using a tanker truck from Cedar Falls Fire Rescue.
Authorities say the home was a total loss and the Red Cross was called in to help the pair who lived there find temporary shelter. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.