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July 25, 2013

Fire strikes home

Mobile structure total loss

Athens — A single-wide mobile home burned in Crescent Heights on Wednesday.

Three firefighters and two people who had been inside the residence required medical attention due to the heat and smoke.  No one was seriously injured.

According to Henderson County Sheriff’s Office records, dispatch received a 9-1-1 call shortly after 2 p.m. reporting that a structure was burning in the Crescent Heights trailer park on State Highway 31. Malakoff, Southside, Trinidad and North 19 departments were all paged to the fire.

North 19 Fire Chief Bob Morris said the home was a total loss, but firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading to houses on both sides of the fire.

“It was an extremely hot fire because of clothing inside and some things under the house,” Morris said.

The fire appeared to have started near the center of the house and spread toward the back and to the outside.

A total of 18 firefighters responded to the scene from the various departments. Morris said two of the firemen who needed attention were from his department and the other from Southside.

Malakoff VFD firefighters were the first personnel to arrive. Morris said command of the scene was transferred to North 19 at 3 p.m.  They remained at the location until about 5:30 p.m.

Henderson County Fire Marshal Shane Renberg returned to the location on Thursday to continue investigating the cause of the fire.

Morris said residents who encounter a fire should call 9-1-1 for help as soon as possible to give the fire departments a chance to stop the blaze and limit the damage.

“The size of the fire doubles every three minutes,” Morris said.

Each of the fire departments arrived at the fire just minutes after they were paged out. North 19 was at the fire within about six minutes.

“We got there fast, but we can’t come until we’re called,” Morris said.


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